Compounding the Results: The Integration of Virtual Worlds With the Semantic Web

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Yolanda A. Hollingsworth (Creator)
Charles J. Jr. Lesko (Creator)
East Carolina University (ECU )
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Abstract: Over the past 20 years governmental use of Web-base information and echnologies has continually expanded taking advantage of the Web's vast ever- xpanding volumes of browser-accessible information. Now it infuses two new echnologies the first one espousing a world where semantic-powered applications ecome knowledgeable assistants for Web users. The second new technology takes a erceivably flat two-dimensional approach to presenting current Web-content and dds a three-dimensional perspective to the presentation. Welcome to the Semantic eb as seen through the eyes of a Virtual World participant an environment where eb users no longer are browsing for information that is largely static where Web sers interact through their proxies (avatars) query applications (Web agents) oliciting them to collect filter verify correlate and present answers to their queries ften in a more visually palatable three-dimensional format. Following a brief verview of these two technologies this article presents several of the key force rivers behind their evolution and the benefits gleaned from their collective use. urther discussion identifies new methods for visualizing semantic content in virtual orlds. Finally as with any technological evolution the merge of these two echnologies brings on a whole new set of challenges from a Web userÕs perspective s well as perspectives from technology developers both in academia and overnment.

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Lesko C. J. and Hollingsworth Y. A. (2010). Compounding the Results: The Integration of Virtual Worlds with the Semantic Web. Journal of Virtual World Research (JVWR) Volume 2 Number 5 pp. 1-20.
Language: English
Date: 2012
Semantic web, Government, 3-D web, Virtual worlds

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