A virtual reality interface to an enterprise metadatabase

  • Lester Yee
  • Cheng Hsu
Session 10b: Tools
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1331)


A variety of semantic data models are inherently three dimensional (3D), yet are popularly presented in 2D diagrammatic outline form. A system called the VIU-2, a second generation prototype of a 3D information visualization system for metadata is presented. Employing a virtual reality (VR) toolkit, VR hardware and a Metadatabase, the system visualizes an enterprise's conceptual model in 3D interactive space. Enterprise users in turn navigate and interact with the model as a means to facilitate information management tasks. Presented are the underlying concepts to this research work and its particular implementation methods.


Virtual Reality Information Resource Information Visualization Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Enterprise Model 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lester Yee
    • 1
  • Cheng Hsu
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceThe University of Hong KongHong Kong
  2. 2.Decision Sciences and Engineering SystemsRensselaer Polytechnic InstituteTroy

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