New Research From Intel Labs & U. of Washington: Virtual 3D Tours of Tourist Sites with Wikipedia
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From New Scientist:
Bryan Russell at Intel Labs and colleagues at the University of Washington in Seattle have developed the first online system that automatically creates annotated 3D reconstructions of tourist sites on Wikipedia.
Although the labels retrieved are usually correct, the system is limited by search technology and how well-referenced a site is online. “We do quite well for the Sistine Chapel, but do worse for other sites that are not as well documented,” says Russell.
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