|Exploring Auction Databases through Interactive Visualization
|Year of Publication
|Shmueli, G., W. Jank, A. Aris, C. Plaisant, and B. Shneiderman
|Decision Support Systems
We introduce AuctionExplorer, a suite of tools for exploring databases of online auctions. The suite combines tools for collecting, processing, and interactively exploring auction attributes (e.g., seller rating), and the bid history (price evolution represented as a time series). Part of AuctionExplorer's power comes from its coupling of the two information structures, thereby allowing exploration of relationships between them. Exploration can be directed by hypothesis testing or exploratory data analysis.