Representing the semantics of virtual spaces

Chaomei Chen, Linda Thomas, Janet Cole, Chiladda Chennawasin

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The study focused on semantically organized virtual spaces, particularly on how such spatial organization shapes users' cognition, interpretation, and interaction. The design and use of the StarWalker virtual environment illustrate the novel approach to knowledge-based media space modeling. StarWalker's design also illustrates the potential of unifying spatial models, semantic structures, and social navigation metaphors on the development of multiuser virtual environments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-63
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Multimedia
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Apr

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was in part funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) in the UK under the Multimedia and Networking Application (MNA) program (Grant Number GR/L61088). We thank the participants in the StarWalker sessions.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Media Technology
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Science Applications


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