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A Visual Analytics Approach to Study Anatomic Covariation


Conference Paper


Gaining insight into anatomic covariation helps the understanding of organismic shape variability in general and is of particular interest for delimiting morphological modules. Generation of hypotheses on structural covariation is undoubtedly a highly creative process, and as such, requires an exploratory approach. In this work we propose a new local anatomic covariance tensor which enables interactive visualizations to explore covariation at different levels of detail, stimulating rapid formation and (qualitative) evaluation of hypotheses. The effectiveness of the presented approach is demonstrated on a muCT dataset of mouse mandibles for which results from the literature are successfully reproduced, while providing a more detailed representation of covariation compared to state-of-the-art methods.

Author(s): Hermann, M. and Schunke, AC. and Schultz, T. and Klein, R.
Book Title: Proceedings of IEEE Pacific Visualization 2014
Pages: 161--168
Year: 2014
Month: March
Day: 0

Department(s): Empirical Inference
Bibtex Type: Conference Paper (inproceedings)

DOI: 10.1109/PacificVis.2014.53
Event Place: Yokohama, Japan

State: Published

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  title = {A Visual Analytics Approach to Study Anatomic Covariation},
  author = {Hermann, M. and Schunke, AC. and Schultz, T. and Klein, R.},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of IEEE Pacific Visualization 2014},
  pages = {161--168},
  month = mar,
  year = {2014},
  month_numeric = {3}