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Dynamic Maps for Exploring and Browsing Shapes

Yanir Kleiman
Tel Aviv University
AG 1, AG 2, AG 3, AG 4, AG 5, SWS, RG1, MMCI  
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Date, Time and Location

Monday, 19 August 2013
60 Minutes
E1 4


Large datasets of 3D objects require an intuitive way to browse and quickly explore shapes from the collection.

We present a dynamic map of shapes where similar shapes are placed next to each other. Similarity between 3D
models exists in a high dimensional space which cannot be accurately expressed in a two dimensional map. We
solve this discrepancy by providing a local map with pan capabilities and a user interface that resembles an online
experience of navigating through geographical maps. As the user navigates through the map, new shapes appear
which correspond to the specific navigation tendencies and interests of the user, while maintaining a continuous
browsing experience. In contrast with state of the art methods which typically reduce the search space by selecting
constraints or employing relevance feedback, our method enables exploration of large sets without constraining
the search space, allowing the user greater creativity and serendipity. A user study evaluation showed a strong
preference of users for our method over a standard relevance feedback method.


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Sabine Budde, 08/13/2013 09:59
Sabine Budde, 08/13/2013 09:54 -- Created document.