ICBO_2018_66: Visualization of N-ary Relationships

TitleICBO_2018_66: Visualization of N-ary Relationships
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsQu, B, Kumar, P, Zhang, E, Jaiswal, P, Cooper, L, Elser, J, Zhang, Y
Conference NameInternational Conference on Biomedical Ontology (ICBO 2018)
Date Published08/06/2018
PublisherInternational Conference on Biological Ontology
Keywordscliques, data visualization, graph layout, N-ary relationship

Biologists are interested in conducting gene expression analysis to detect co-expression clusters that are regulated by the same set of genes. Due to the involvement of a high number of genes, it becomes difficult to visualize the gene networks to make meaningful insights. By utilizing N-ary data visualization technique, we find the cliques (a complete graph of N genes) among the gene sets and visualize them as a two-dimensional complex (Nodes, edges and polygonal faces) and devise an optimal layout. Consequently, the biologists can easily recognize the cliques in each cluster, the cardinality of the cliques, predominant interactions and the degree of heterogeneity of the data from the visualization.