Citations are an important aspect of academic publications. When paper X cites paper Y, then Y presumably has been influential to the researchers who wrote X. As papers are cited more and more, they are considered to be more highly influential, important, and prestigious.
We have developed an interactive visualization system called CiteVis to present citation data about papers that have appeared at the IEEE Information Visualization (InfoVis) Conference from 1995 to 2015. Our system shows both the total number of Google Scholar citations that a paper has received and the specific InfoVis conference papers that have cited it. We gathered the data for this visualization in March 2016 and all numbers shown in the visualization are with respect to that time.
For each paper that appeared at the conference, we show the papers it cites as well as the papers citing it. We also indiciate the section of a paper containing the citation: introduction, related work, body, or nowhere. The visualization uses attribute-based layout and interaction to show the citations rather than a node-link network drawing. Additionally, viewers can search for papers from specific authors or organizations, about particular information visualization concepts, or with specific words in their title. The visualization also identifies the article receiving the Best Paper Award each year.
Some of the InfoVis papers proper do not appear in Google Scholar or are merged with another version of the paper. Also, extended versions of some of the papers were published in other venues and journals. We identify such issues in this CiteVis notes file.
Access the visualization here. Once the visualization is running, simply move the mouse pointer around the visualization and click on circles (papers) to explore the data. We also make the data driving this visualization available above.
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