Archaeology & Cultural Heritage AWG

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Nov 14, 2013 (4 years and 1 month ago)

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Archaeology & Cultural Heritage AWG

Manolis Vavalis

CERETETH

3D in A&C
H

A&CH domain is characterized by an
increasing

volume of 3D digital content

A large part of the European CH exists in digital
collections
(e.g. virtual museums, digital libraries, scientific
repositories)

3D models and virtual spaces have huge
potential for enhancing the way people

interact with museum collections and structured e
-
learning environments

attempt to answer challenging research questions.

Indicative Open Problems

A&CH 3D digital libraries are becoming more
and more demanding

management, preservation, delivery mechanisms…


3D A&CH content often is

hard to access and interpret

held in multiple internal systems

with non
-
standard schemas and descriptions.

The unavoidable manual annotation of explicit
semantics is not a practical approach

especially when the number of resources is
expected to grow fast.



Geometry & Knowledge Synergies:

Search or Match

Perform
content
-

and context
-
based
(semantic) searching

to retrieve 3D models,
using any combination of text, 3D objects and
ontology classifications.

use/share in a simple way

the scientific
heritage

partial matching

and reconstruction of
missing pieces


Geometry & Knowledge Synergies:

Archaeology and Geosciences

Archaeology Discovery & Integration with
Geosciences

Bring disparate datasets through a common
reasoning system

Develop conceptual workflows

Reason on, and validate theoretical scenarios


Geometry & Knowledge Synergies:

Virtual Reality Simulations

Model architecture
(theaters, mosques,
monuments, …)

Use behavioral
animation techniques to
model the movement,
rituals, celebrations,
and practices of people

Geometry & Knowledge Synergies:

Automatic Identification

The model input is
processed for automated
annotation

A generic ontology is
available

The semantic analyzer
combines the results of the
annotations and the
ontology to input it into the
inference module

Semantic
Analyzer

Generic
ontology

Instances of
semantic
information

Automated
annotation

GUI

Instantiated
ontology

Inference

Contacts and Keyplayers

#contacts: 21

#questionnaires: 13


Purpose of use

restoration, reconstruction, visualization, e
-
learning

Variety of AWG members

Museums, Companies, Universities, Research Institutes

Application areas

Archaeological investigations, Museum displays,

Education, Serious Games

Simulation & reconstruction of ancient processes /
environments

Virtual reality applications / Virtual cinema


Selected AWG members

National Museum of Ethnology, Netherlands

STARC
-

Cyprus Institute, Cyprus

Cultural Technologies, Jordan

MellaniuM, UK

Hellenic World Foundation, Greece

Alinari, Italy

Arkaia SRL, Italy

PUCRS University, Brazil

Sabanci University
-

Computer Graphics Lab, Turkey

Centro Interdipartimentale di Servizi di Archeologia


University of
Naples L’Orientale, Italy

Connected to the other FocusK3D AWGs:

Can the “Large Arch” be re
-
erected?

Dismantled
Travertine
Sculpture

Fiber glass
Model

Finite
Element
Analysis

Solid Model
Simulations



Connected to the other FocusK3D AWGs:

Serious Games and A&CH