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Visualization of Web Contents in 3D
Dr. Alpana P. Adsul

Pritam D. Kothari

Suyog A. Jain

Department of Information
Technology
Sinhgad Institute of
Technology and Science,
Pune, India.

Department of Information
Technology
Sinhgad Institute of
Technology and Science,
Pune, India.

Department of Information
Technology
Sinhgad Institute of
Technology and Science,
Pune, India.

alpana.adsul@gmail.com

prit.kothari2@gmail.com

suyog.j08@gmail.com

Shreyans G. Surana

Dnyanda S. Kotkar

Department of Information
Technology
Sinhgad Institute of
Technology and Science,
Pune, India.

Department of Information
Technology
Sinhgad Institute of
Technology and Science,
Pune, India.

shreyans.709@gmail.co
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dnyandakotkar5@gmail.c
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ABSTRACT
‘Information visualisation’ is the visual presentation of abstract information spaces and structures to facilitate their rapid
assimilation and understanding. Information visualization has evolved as an approach to make large quantities of complex
information intelligible. Information visualization is a visual user interface to information, with the goal providing u sers with information insight.
In this paper the study based on visualization of web based
information is provided. In normal browser we type name of
the URL in the address bar and that URL is downloaded. But
the 3D visualization toolkit takes any URL as an input and
generates a 2D/3D graph of the entire website.
This paper describes search engine visualization, normal web page visualization and RSS feed visualization tool that is used to explore and display various internet results. This tool
provides an alternate representation of the conventional web browsers and allows three-dimensional navigation through the system. By using “3D Visualization Toolkit for Web Contents” all the Internet users, web surfers will get benefited.

General Terms
Information visualization, Visualization techniques, XML
page downloading, XML parsing.

Keywords
2D/3D visualization, 3D Browser, XML Parsing.

1. INTRODUCTION
Today, “Human Computer Interface” is the talk of the IT
industry. Means all the IT companies give preference to the
GUI of the product they are developing. For example,

Microsoft has developed “Microsoft Office 2007”; it doesn’t have much more extended functionality than “Microsoft Office 2003”. Only purpose behind that is to improve user interface [2]. Following the same trend, the idea raised in mind of

developing the existing concept with the improved, efficient and more user friendly GUI with the help of the various
visualization techniques. So this paper contributes in the
knowledge to implement a Web Toolkit with some
innovations. This implementation will help not only to the
Expert users but also to the novices.
Traditional browsers provide all the functionality which is
required for the expert user and GUI is also sufficiently good. But these browsers do not attract novices and senior citizens until and unless someone makes them aware of the usefulness
of surfing the internet. Even if they come to know the
advantages of internet such as, large amount of information is available on the web on any topic, easy and fast access to this information, that also in very less cost, they hesitate to surf the web because of complexity of the traditional browsers. A study [3] from 2006 shows that 88% of users will try a new search if they do not find what they seek in the first three pages. That means in a usual search interface the users would review 30

results and then they will start a new search with a different query or they will modify their previous query to get a different set of search results.
So, the idea raised in mind of 3D visualization toolkit which will provide the 3D graph of whole website and each web page will be represented as a single node, that too with the specific color scheme. So user can rotate the graph as per his

requirement and...
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