Linking and Brushing
Brushing means interactively selecting a subset of the data items with an input device. This is usually done to highlight this subset, to delete it from the view or to de-emphasize it, if the user wants to focus on the other items.
Brushing is most useful in connection with linking. For instance when working on a scatterplot matrix, the user could brush some points in one plot. This causes the brushing–effect to be applied to the corresponding points in other plots.
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- [Voigt, 2004]: R. Voigt, Linking and brushing, 2004.