Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Prototype packages

The prototype developed during my PhD research is divided into four distinct applications: CASDecomposer; Segment Clustering; ThesaurusBuilder; and ShapeRetriever. These are simple console applications that allow the user to control the algorithms behaviour. However, instead of independent applications, the whole prototype is composed by a set packages presented below.

Prototype packages (click on image to enlarge)

Friday, October 10, 2008

The 3D shape thesaurus

Those who have been following my PhD work know that one of the main contributions of my research is the development of a 3D shape thesaurus. However, despite some previous efforts, I had never been able to clearly illustrate this concept in a diagram. Until yesterday. Thanks to a welcomed inspiration I created a very good (i.m.h.o.) diagram to represent a 3D shape thesaurus. Of course it is almost meaningless without proper context (you will find it in my thesis) , but I'm so keen about this diagram that I can't resist to publish it right now.

Schematic representation of a 3D shape thesaurus

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Eurtooling21 project concluded.

The Eurotooling21 project has just come to the end. As part of our participation in this EC funded project, we developed the Quick Quotation Assistant (QiQA) tool. Noticeably, the QiQA was selected as one of the Top 10 results of this project that comprises 33 partners from ten EU member states. Detailed information on this tool can found at the QiQA's final technical report.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Filipa and Tiago Wedding

Last weekend my colleague and office mate, Tiago Guerreiro, got married. We attended the wedding and subsequent reception. It was a nice ceremony at the church followed by a phenomenal event at the "Pousada de Palmela", as you can check in the picture below.

One of the highlights of any wedding: throwing the bouquet... and the girls disputing for it!

Just kidding. No girl fighting! Unfortunately! Eh eh eh... But the party was awesome and went on till very late night (or early morning, to be more correct).

I published more pictures of this event on a Picasa Web Album. Feel free to take a look.