BioVis Explorer: A visual guide for biological data visualization techniques

Andreas Kerren, Kostiantyn Kucher, Yuan-Fang Li, Falk Schreiber

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    Data visualization is of increasing importance in the Biosciences. During the past 15 years, a great number of novel methods and tools for the visualization of biological data have been developed and published in various journals and conference proceedings. As a consequence, keeping an overview of state-of-the-art visualization research has become increasingly challenging for both biology researchers and visualization researchers. To address this challenge, we have reviewed visualization research especially performed for the Biosciences and created an interactive web-based visualization tool, the BioVis Explorer. BioVis Explorer allows the exploration of published visualization methods in interactive and intuitive ways, including faceted browsing and associations with related methods. The tool is publicly available online and has been designed as community-based system which allows users to add their works easily.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article numbere0187341
    Pages (from-to)1-14
    Number of pages14
    JournalPLoS ONE
    Issue number11
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2017

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