The aim of this project is to encourage the use of Euler
diagrams by developing the theory of Euler diagrams and produce
computer based methods to lay them out.
Euler diagrams (a generalization of Venn
diagrams) are an attractive method for visualizing information
because they represent intersection and enclosure in an easily
understandable way. However, despite their benefits as a
visualization method, the practical use of Euler diagrams has
been held back because users must lay out these diagrams by
hand. This project is intended to address the many difficulties
in automated Euler diagram drawing and so develop general, easy
to use methods.
This project is being undertaken by the
Universities of Kent and Brighton and is funded by the EPSRC,
grant references EP/E010393/1 and EP/E011160/1.