Multimedia Research Group
MediaLab of Athena Research & Innovation Center
Exploring 3D Scenes with keywords

3DSSE 3D Scene Search Engine3DSSE is an experimental search engine that allows the user to explore 3D scenes using keywords.
The engine is based on the annotation of 3D scenes in order to identify and describe specific ontologies within that scene. The metadata that follow each 3D scene contain information about each ontology (e.g. building, statue, artefact) as well as a viewpoint vector that enables the virtual visitor to be placed directly in front of a specific ontology within the 3D scene. This approach not only shifts the virtual visitor from the time consuming manual exploration of a complex 3D scene into a more efficient and user-friendly approach to identify areas-of-interest but it allows the performance of complex queries related to properties such architectural attributes, construction dates, topological relationship and other.
You can try it at http://polymnia.ipet.gr/akoutsou/3dsse

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