A Collaborative 3D Environment for Authoring of Design Semantics
DREXEL UNIV PHILADELPHIA PA DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
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In this paper, the authors present MUG, a collaborative 3D environment to support knowledge-based conceptual design. This work integrates Computer-Aided and Collaborative Design methods with the representation framework being developed for the SemanticWeb. In this work, they have created a unique environment that allows a group of users working together over the Internet to create both a 3D layout and a knowledge-based description of a conceptual product design. MUG accepts domain-specific engineering ontologies described with the DARPA Agent Markup Language DAML and provides a multi-modal collaborative 3D environment, supporting shared audio and shared 3D manipulation, for users to define product structures. MUG is written entirely in the Java language and runs across a wide variety of hardware and operating system platforms.
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