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Finally, the virtual environment enables agent interaction in order to interface data-mining information. The process agents described here are the same as those described earlier in the data mining section and have representations in the 3D context. Actors may utilise the mining methods provided by the agents (via an agent avatar visualisation) in order to search for relevant information from many sources across the Internet. They do this in one of the two ways outlined earlier: data driven and hypothesis driven. Agents will seek out information based on the goal and retrieve what is available in a time constrained manner. The results are displayed in a manner that is appropriate to the information to be visualised.