3-D Search Engines

By Deane Barker on April 16, 2004

Researchers develop 3-D search engine: Are their search engines that match pictures? If I had, say, a picture of a certain building (with NO metadata), could a search engine find me pictures that looked the same? That’d be nifty.

…computing researchers have developed new search engines that can mine catalogs of three-dimensional objects, like airplane parts or architectural features.

All the users have to do is sketch what they’re thinking of, and the search engines can produce comparable objects.