Exploring the Types of Messages that Pie Charts Convey in Popular Media
In popular media, information graphics (pie charts, bar charts, line graphs) are frequently used to convey high-level intended messages. This paper focuses on the pie chart graphic type. We have collected a corpus of pie chart information graphics found in popular media, and for each chart, a team of annotators recognized its intended message. In this paper, we report on the types of intended messages that the team of annotators recognized and their inter-annotator agreement. We also briefly survey some of the communicative signals that graphic designers used which helped the annotators recognize these messages.
KeywordsLine Graph Communicative Signal Information Graphic Graphic Designer Popular Medium
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