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Method and Means to Emphasize and De-emphasize Topology Graphs

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000028237D
Original Publication Date: 2004-May-05
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-May-05

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

The more dense a topology view becomes, the more difficult it is to interact and decipher the information that is portrayed by the nodes and/or links. This publication proposes a method whereby topology objects can be de-emphasized by using less detail and graphically 'ghosting' or fading the visual representations. By not completely removing the visual representations of these de-emphasized topology objects the relationships are still maintained and those objects that are important still have visual context.