The GRAVITATE project is developing techniques that bring together geometric and semantic data analysis to provide a new and more effective method of re-associating, reassembling or reunifying cultural objects that have been broken or dispersed over time. The project is driven by the needs of archaeological institutes, and the techniques are exemplified by their application to a collection of several hundred 3D-scanned fragments of large-scale terracotta statues from Salamis, Cyprus. The integration of geometrical feature extraction and matching with semantic annotation and matching into a single decision support platform will lead to more accurate reconstructions of artefacts and greater insights into history. In this paper we describe the project and its objectives, then we describe the progress made to date towards achieving those objectives: describing the datasets, requirements and analysing the state of the art. We follow this with an overview of the architecture of the integrated decision support platform and the first realisation of the user dashboard. The paper concludes with a description of the continuing work being undertaken to deliver a workable system to cultural heritage curators and researchers.
|Title of host publication||2016 Eurographics Workshop on Graphics and Cultural Heritage, GCH 2016|
|Editors||Chiara Eva Catalano, Livio De Luca|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - 2016|
|Event||2016 Eurographics Workshop on Graphics and Cultural Heritage, GCH 2016 - Genova, Italy|
Duration: 5 Oct 2016 → 7 Oct 2016
|Name||2016 Eurographics Workshop on Graphics and Cultural Heritage, GCH 2016|
|Conference||2016 Eurographics Workshop on Graphics and Cultural Heritage, GCH 2016|
|Period||5/10/16 → 7/10/16|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This paper has outlined the aims and objectives of the GRAVITATE project, described the progress to date and briefly set out the project’s ambitious programme of further work. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 665155.
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ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computer Science Applications
- Arts and Humanities (all)
- Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design