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Three dimensional interface for an object oriented database.

  An experimental 3D interface to an object oriented database is described. It is hoped that using such techniques will help make complex data structures more comprehensible and easier to navigate. A number of 3D visualisation techniques are used to encourage exploration of the data space. The visualisations inform users about the structure and contents of the database by showing classes, objects, and relationships between objects. A discussion of related work is presented followed by a description and initial evaluation of WINONA a prototype 3D interface to an OODB.

  • Date:

    30 November 1993

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  • Library of Congress:

    QA76 Computer software

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    005 Computer programming, programs & data


Rapley, M. H. & Kennedy, J. (1993). Three dimensional interface for an object oriented database. In Sawyer, P. (Ed.). Interfaces to Databases (IDS94): Proceedings [of the] Second International Workshop on Interfaces to Databases, Lancaster University, 13-15 July 1994, 143-167. doi:10.1007/978-1-4471-3818-1_8. ISBN 978-3-540-19910-6



Visualisation; 3D interfaces; Object oriented databases; WINONA interface; Review;

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