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Methods of visualizing graphs

United States Patent

December 23, 2008
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Methods for visualizing a graph by automatically drawing elements of the graph as labels are disclosed. In one embodiment, the method comprises receiving node information and edge information from an input device and/or communication interface, constructing a graph layout based at least in part on that information, wherein the edges are automatically drawn as labels, and displaying the graph on a display device according to the graph layout. In some embodiments, the nodes are automatically drawn as labels instead of, or in addition to, the label-edges.
Wong; Pak C. (Richland, WA), Mackey; Patrick S. (Kennewick, WA), Perrine; Kenneth A. (Richland, WA), Foote; Harlan P. (Richland, WA), Thomas; James J. (Richland, WA)
11/ 376,878
March 15, 2006
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC0576RLO1830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.