EmbeddedCircleDiagram

Any tree structure (hierarchy) can be visualized as a tree

http://web.media.mit.edu/~dc/research/fashion/graphs/vis2.gif

but it could also be visualized as circles embedded within one another (like a Venn diagram)

http://web.media.mit.edu/~dc/research/fashion/graphs/vis1.gif

Here's a description of a program which creates diagrams of embedded circles to represent hierarchies:

http://web.media.mit.edu/~dc/research/fashion/visualizing.html (link appears to be broken 15Sept05)

(the authors seem to be David Ta-gang Chiou and maybe also Kan Liu and Professor Judith Donath)


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The same page elsewhere:
MeatBall:EmbeddedCircleDiagram