Building an Adaptive Museum Gallery in Second Life

Jon Oberlander, George Karakatsiotis, Amy Isard, Ion Androutsopoulos

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We describe initial work on building, within Second Life, a virtual gallery which can automatically tailor itself to individual visitors, responding to their abilities, interests, preferences or history of interaction. The description of an object in the virtual world can be personalised to suit the beginner or the expert, varying how it is said - the choice of language (such as English or Greek), the words, or the complexity of sentences, as well as what is said - by taking into account what else has been seen or described already. The guide delivering the descriptions can remain disembodied, or be embodied as a robotic avatar.

Read more: Archives & Museum Informatics: Museums and the Web 2008: Paper: Oberlander, J., et al., Building An Adaptive Museum Gallery In Second Life
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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings for Museums and the Web 2008
Subtitle of host publicationThe international conference for culture and heritage on-line
Place of PublicationToronto
PublisherArchives & Museum Informatics
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2008


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