“Copernicus: 3D Wikipedia”




    Copernicus: 3D Wikipedia


    In this paper we present one of the potential paths of the evolution of Wikipedia towards Web 3.0. We introduce Copernicus – The Virtual 3D Encyclopedia, which was built according to 2-Layer Interface Paradigm (2LIP). The background layer of the 2LIP-type user interface is a 3D scene, which a user cannot directly interact with. The foreground layer is HTML content. Only taking an action on this content (e.g. pressing a hyperlink) can affect the 3D scene.


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