AuthorPurchase, Helen C.
AffiliationUniversity of Arizona
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CitationPurchase, H. C., Archambault, D., Kobourov, S., Nöllenburg, M., Pupyrev, S., & Wu, H. Y. (2020). The Turing Test for Graph Drawing Algorithms. International Symposium on Graph Drawing and Network Visualization: Graph Drawing and Network Visualization, 466-481.
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AbstractDo algorithms for drawing graphs pass the Turing Test? That is, are their outputs indistinguishable from graphs drawn by humans? We address this question through a human-centred experiment, focusing on ‘small’ graphs, of a size for which it would be reasonable for someone to choose to draw the graph manually. Overall, we find that hand-drawn layouts can be distinguished from those generated by graph drawing algorithms, although this is not always the case for graphs drawn by force-directed or multi-dimensional scaling algorithms, making these good candidates for Turing Test success. We show that, in general, hand-drawn graphs are judged to be of higher quality than automatically generated ones, although this result varies with graph size and algorithm. © 2020, Springer Nature Switzerland AG.
Note12 month embargo; first published online 14 February 2021
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