Maximilian Scherer

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The number of available 3D models in various areas increase steadily. Effective methods to search for those 3D models by content, rather than textual annotations, are crucial. For this purpose, we propose a new approach for content based 3D model retrieval by hand-drawn sketch images. This approach to retrieve visually similar mesh models from a large(More)
Sketch-based 3D shape retrieval has become an important research topic in content-based 3D object retrieval. The aim of this track is to measure and compare the performance of sketch-based 3D shape retrieval methods implemented by different participants over the world. The track is based on a new sketch-based 3D shape benchmark, which contains two types of(More)
Since 3D models are becoming more popular, the need for effective methods capable of retrieving 3D models are becoming crucial. Current methods require an example 3D model as query. However, in many cases, such a query is not easy to get. An alternative is using a hand-draw sketch as query. We present a structure-based local approach (STELA) for retrieving(More)
Since 3D models are becoming more popular, the need for effective methods capable of retrieving 3D models is becoming crucial. Current methods require an example 3D model as query. However, in many cases, such a query is not easy to get. An alternative is using a hand-drawn sketch as query. In this work, we present a new keyshape based approach named(More)
3D object retrieval has received much research attention during the last years. To automatically determine the similarity between 3D objects, the global descriptor approach is very popular, and many competing methods for extracting global descriptors have been proposed to date. However, no single descriptor has yet shown to outperform all other descriptors(More)
Visual cluster analysis provides valuable tools that help analysts to understand large data sets in terms of representative clusters and relationships thereof. Often, the found clusters are to be understood in context of belonging categorical, numerical or textual metadata which are given for the data elements. While often not part of the clustering(More)
Optical Rails is a purely view-based method for steering a robot through a network of positions in a known environment. Navigation is based on images aquired by an upward-looking omnidirectional camera; even a very modest quality of the optical system is sufficient, since all views are represented in terms of low-order basis functions (spherical harmonics).(More)
The analysis of time-dependent data is an important problem in many application domains, and interactive visualization of time-series data can help in understanding patterns in large time series data. Many effective approaches already exist for visual analysis of univariate time series supporting tasks such as assessment of data quality, detection of(More)
Today's digital libraries (DLs) archive vast amounts of information in the form of text, videos, images, data measurements, etc. User access to DL content can rely on similarity between metadata elements, or similarity between the data itself (content-based similarity). We consider the problem of exploratory search in large DLs of time-oriented data. We(More)
Increasing amounts of data are collected in many areas of research and application. The degree to which this data can be accessed, retrieved, and analyzed is decisive to obtain progress in fields such as scientific research or industrial production. We present a novel method supporting content-based retrieval and exploratory search in repositories of(More)