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Issue No. 06 - Nov.-Dec. (2011 vol. 15)
ISSN: 1089-7801
pp: 40-43
<p>Three main approaches exist for virtual world standardization: interoperability, infrastructure, and semantic markup languages. Most standards efforts to date have concentrated on virtual worlds' graphical aspects rather than their semantic content. Here, the author uses an example audio-only virtual world to reveal the advantages of defining any virtual world in semantic terms, so it can be realized in various ways &#x2014; for example, by graphics or audio. Examples of semantic markup already used in conjunction with virtual worlds indicate that this approach is promising.</p>
virtual worlds, architecture, semantic markup language, virtual patients, standards, interoperability

D. J. Burden, "A Semantic Approach to Virtual World Standards," in IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 15, no. , pp. 40-43, 2011.
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