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Abstraction of information into visual form plays a key role in the development of algorithm animations. We present a classification for abstraction as applied to algorithm animation. The classification emphasizes the expressive power of the abstraction, ranging from simple direct presentation of the program's state to complex animations intended to explain the behavior of the program. We illustrate our classification by presenting several visualizations of a shortest path algorithm.
Cox, Kenneth C. and Roman, Gruia-Catalin, "Abstraction in Algorithm Animation" Report Number: WUCS-92-14 (1992). All Computer Science and Engineering Research.