Applying Clustering Algorithms to Web-based Adaptive Virtual Environments
to appear in Journal of Computational Methods in Sciences and Engineering
The emergence of the World Wide Web during the past few years has provided a medium for communicating information faster and to more people than before. The technologies used allow for the development of personalised, adaptive to the usersâ€™ needs, information systems. So far, the complexity of the design and implementation of Virtual Environments has restricted their usage in locally executed, stand-alone applications. In this paper we propose an architecture that permits and facilitates the dynamic, on-the-fly creation of Virtual Environments on the Web that adapt to the usersâ€™ preferences and profiles. We focus on the algorithms available for creating an efficient virtual environment generation engine. We illustrate the proposed architecture with examples from a case study of a Virtual Museum.
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