Three-dimensional information retrieval (3DIR): A graph theoretic formulation for exploiting 3D geometry and model topology in information retrieval

2018-02-08T15:18:36Z (GMT) by Peter Demian Kirti Ruikar Anne Morris
The 3DIR project investigated the use of 3D visualization to formulate queries, compute the relevance of information items, and visualize search results. Workshops identified the user needs. Based on these, a graph theoretic formulation was created to inform the emerging system architecture. A prototype was developed. This enabled relationships between 3D objects to be used to widen a search. An evaluation of the prototype demonstrated that a tight coupling between text-based retrieval and 3D models could enhance information retrieval but add an extra layer of complexity.