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Known Unknowns: Representing Uncertainty in Historical Time

Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2013)

London, UK, 29 - 31 July 2013


Florian Kräutli & Stephen Boyd Davis


Historic time is inherently uncertain, with missing, disputed, doubtful or ill-defined dates for objects and events. Yet digital timeline visualisations tend to represent it as exact and of undisputed confidence. This is partly due to a lack of awareness, partly due to a lack of support for ambiguities in digital data types and modes of representation. We outline some of the issues around uncertainty in timeline visualisation and ways of addressing them.


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