|Title||Comparative Visualization of Vector Field Ensembles Based on Longest Common Subsequence |
|Publication Type||Journal Article |
|Year of Publication||2016 |
|Authors||Liu, R, Guo, H, Zhang, J, Yuan, X |
|Journal||Proceedings of IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium 2016 |
|Pagination|| 96-103 |
|Abstract||We propose a longest common subsequence (LCSS)-based approach to compute the distance among vector field ensembles. By measuring how many common blocks the ensemble pathlines pass through, the LCSS distance defines the similarity among vector field ensembles by counting the number of shared domain data blocks. Compared with traditional methods (e.g., pointwise Euclidean distance or dynamic time warping distance), the proposed (c) approach is robust to outliers, missing data, and the sampling rate of the pathline timesteps. Taking advantage of smaller and reusable intermediate output, visualization based on the proposed LCSS approach reveals temporal trends in the data at low storage cost and avoids tracing pathlines repeatedly. We evaluate our method on both synthetic data and simulation data, demonstrating the robustness of the proposed approach.