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Bob Coyne on WordsEye

WordsEye is a web application (in beta test) written in Common Lisp that lets a user create rendered 3D scenes by describing them using simple natural language. In this talk I will demo the system and describe how it converts text to syntactic structure to semantic representation to graphical constraints and finally to a 3D scene graph that gets ray-traced in the cloud. I will also discuss some of the user interaction issues as well as its potential in social media and education. Parts of the WordsEye project were funded by NSF IIS-0904361.

Bob Coyne has worked at Symbolics Graphics Division, Nichimen Graphics, and AT&T Research. Bob is currently co-founder and CTO of WordsEye, a fledgling web startup, and is finishing a PhD in computational linguistics at Columbia University.

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  • François-René R.

    How is it related to SHRDLU ?

    1 · December 23, 2014

    • Pierre de L.

      I don't believe it is, but Terry's program was certainly pretty impressive at the time. My personal favorite though was Gerry's program Hacker because it actually did some ML. Now tell me more about your family... :-)

      December 29, 2014

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