Structured Annotation for the 3D Models of Cultural Artifacts

Cultural Heritage

Due to the increasing popularity of 3D modeling and 3D printing, more and more 3D model repositories are published. Traditional, text-based descriptions and tags are inadequate for the efficient indexing and retrieval of these models. The 3D Modeling Ontology aims to provide structured annotations for interactive and declarative 3D models. To demonstrate this, the following 3D model was created in AutoDesk 3ds Max, exported to X3D, and represented as structured data using The 3D Modeling Ontology:

@prefix foaf: <> .
@prefix dbpedia: <> .
@prefix 3d: <> .
<> a 3d:3DModel ; 3d:createdIn 3d:AutoDesk3dsMax ; foaf:depicts dbpedia:Vase ,
dbpedia:Red-figure_pottery ; 3d:shininess "0.145"^^xsd:decimal ; 3d:transparency "0.0"^^xsd:decimal ; schema:City dbpedia:Athens .

Interactive 3D Model and its Semantic Representation.
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