VisualExpresso: Generating a virtual reality internet

  • David Cleary
  • Diarmuid O'Donoghue
Workshop: Virtual Reality
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1593)


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 for intranet and internet browsing.


Virtual Reality Virtual Environment Virtual World Graphical Object Uniform Resource Locator 
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© Springer-Verlag 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • David Cleary
    • 1
  • Diarmuid O'Donoghue
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceNational University of IrelandMaynoothIreland

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