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[masked].
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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