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Tree Navigator - A concept for navigation in big trees

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015154D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Aug-13
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Tree Navigator A concept for navigation in big trees Motivation In current applications information is often structured and visualized in trees. Those trees have often a lot of nodes. As a consequence closely related nodes such as sibling nodes are displayed far away from each other if their sub trees are expanded. Additionally the nodes themselves are sometimes displayed on a relatively big area on the screen (i.e. pie charts, tables, (editable) text boxes, etc. are used as tree nodes). Therefore you often have the following situation. Deep tree structures have to be displayed, but there is only room for the representation of a few nodes on the screen.