PubViz is a tool for interactive visualization of publication data. Usually, publications are presented in textual form with some sorting and searching capabilities. The aim of PubViz is to display structured publication data using a set of interactive visual representations working together. PubViz shows amounts of publications along a timeline, uses bar charts for different publication types, wordclouds to show co-authors as well as keywords, and finally a groupable list view. Allowing for interactive exploration with complex query funcionalities that are easily accessible are the main aims of this tool. PubViz provides powerful query functionality while using intuitive representations that are easy to grasp and add to a playful user experience.
The three views are tightly coordinated and change according to what has been clicked on. Entries that specify the query are shown in boldface and the results of a query are shown in color. A filter can be reset by clicking on an empty area or using the button on the top right.
An example: The user is searching for all publications published in the year 2003. By clicking on the bar for 2003 in the timeline, the other views change immediately to highlight the publications of 2003. The list shows only the publications of 2003, colored bars show up representing the number of the different literature types, the respective authors are marked and keywords are colored.
You can embed PubViz for free on your website! It uses BibTeX as source data format, which can be exported by all major reference management applications. PubViz can be integrated into your own website easily: no installation procedure is required - just download the package on GitHub, edit the HTML template, upload it together with your .bib file to a webserver, and you are done.
PubViz was created in the context of the project semester in media technology, St. Poelten University of Applied Sciences, 2014-2015
With special thanks to our project supervisor Wolfgang Aigner
Copyright (c) 2015, St. Poelten University of Applied Sciences
All rights reserved.
For details see the LICENSE file.
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give us suggestions or to just say hello!