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Sir Penguin
22-04-2004, 08:01:44

The search engine's not 3-D, but it searches for 3-D objects. It takes a sketch of an object as input, and searches a data set for similar objects.

I didn't read most of the article, because it's really long. But it looked neat. I can't think of many practical applications outside of engineering. Maybe it could be used for identifying people in photos?


22-04-2004, 13:54:41
We already had this posted here, didn't we? I don't recall it being at msnbc at the time. Or am I thinking of somewhere else?

Sir Penguin
22-04-2004, 19:15:02
I don't remember seeing it, but if it had a boring title I might not have read it.


Immortal Wombat
23-04-2004, 23:56:47
What happened to the search engine which you hummed into, and searched for the name, artist or sound file of your humming? That looked cool.

24-04-2004, 06:53:44
Most people couldn't hum worth squat. So noone could ever find the song they were looking for.