Content Based Retrieval of 3D Data

  • Alberto Del Bimbo
  • Pietro Pala
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3287)


Along with images and videos, 3D models have recently gained increasing attention for a number of reasons: advancements in 3D hardware and software technologies, their ever decreasing prices and increasing availability, affordable 3D authoring tools, and the establishment of open standards for 3D data interchange.

The ever increasing availability of 3D models demands for tools supporting their effective and efficient management. Among these tools, those enabling content-based retrieval play a key role.

In this paper we report on our experience in developing models to support retrieval by content of 3D objects. Particularly, we present three different models for representing and comparing the content of 3D objects. A comparative analysis is carried out to evidence the actual potential of the proposed solutions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alberto Del Bimbo
    • 1
  • Pietro Pala
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento Sistemi e InformaticaUniversità di FirenzeFirenzeItaly

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