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Cleary, D;O'Donoghue, D
HIGH-PERFORMANCE COMPUTING AND NETWORKING, PROCEEDINGS
VisualExpresso: Generating a virtual reality Internet
1999
January
Published
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Finding knowledge from vast quantities of data is a difficult task, made simpler by visually representing this information. The Internet can be considered a vast (global) database, but whose unstructured format frequently leads to a feeling of being "lost in hyperspace". Visualising this structure can make browsing a more productive endeavour. In this paper we introduce a means of "lossy" translation from HTML to VRML (Virtual Reality Modeling Language). This allows For the generation of a virtual world containing the structure with some content information about the site. This implements a new metaphor fur intranet and internet browsing.
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