Presentation at TSIO: 3D virtual worlds as search, discovery and retrieval engines
3D virtual worlds as search, discovery and retrieval engines
Thursday, 11th September 2014 - 4PM, City University London, College Building, Room A214
Joint Paper with David Evans, University of Derby.
The search for "relevant" information has long been driven by keyword searches and some basic visualizations. The increase in both the amounts of data available and in the breath of data that is not a discrete text document is creating new opportunities for non-traditional means of information retrieval (IR). In this paper, we present a prototype system where a 3D virtual world is used to access and discover information in semantic web databases. A prototype that focuses on the period of the Great War is discussed.