Multimedia Retrieval in Virtual Spaces (Bachelor Thesis, Ongoing)
Virtual reality technology has reached a point where it becomes possible for users to interact with virtual spaces easily and intuitively. The goal of this project is to leverage these interaction capabilities to offer users novel ways to search for and explore multimedia content. A user should be able to query for a known piece of multimedia content (Known-Item Search) as well as explore a collection of unseen content to find relevant pieces (Explorative Search) in the virtual space. For processing such multimedia queries, the vitrivr retrieval engine is to be used.
The result of the project should be a prototype on the basis of which the following questions can be answered:
- What are intuitive ways for users to formulate retrieval queries in a VR environment?
- Which query modes (query-by-example, query-by-sketch, query-by-semantic-concept, etc.) are best suited in a VR context?
- How can retrieval results be presented in VR?
- What are intuitive ways for users to interact with retrieved results in a VR environment?
- What kind of rich interaction in terms of retrieval is possible in VR which can not be achieved with a more traditional user interface?
Start / End Dates
2019/02/18 - 2019/06/17