Project Category: Documentation

Building knowledge graphs to access and understand historical scientific manuscripts

Abstract More than 40.000 handwritten texts from Ferdinand de Saussure were left unpublish, waiting for scientist to understand them. The chaotic aspect of these texts lead to a primary need for classification and dating issues. This case study presents a way to extract scientific content, historical and bibliographic context and terminology context from such manuscripts. A knowledge graph constituted by entity classes and relationships, has been used in order to propose an implementation on the Semantic Web. Keywords Digitization, Digital Humanities, Historical ontologies, Semantic Web Interface This presentation is based on documents [1, 2, 3, 4, 5] published by...

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ASINOU MULTIPLE-USES OF 3D MODELS OF A HISTORIC MONUMENT

Abstract A novel approach was used across several Research projects, to document the UNESCO World Heritage site of Asinou Church in Cyprus1 using various modern techniques, such as UAV, photogrammetry and 3D printing. Digital 3D Models created from UAV photographs, were used for a variety of purposes related to tourism, education and HBIM. The approach provides architects, archaeologists, civil engineers and cultural heritage experts an accurate, simple and cost-effective method of documenting cultural heritage sites. Furthermore, the applications subsequently derived signpost the way to multiple uses of 3D models and the importance of a holistic approach to documentation in...

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ArtLens at the Cleveland Art Museum

Abstract ArtLens in the Cleveland Museum of Art has a clean and elegant UI (User Interface Design), which is exceptional for museum mobile applications. It is a real-time AR collection app, structured concerning multiple experiences and interaction of the visitor with VM. Interface is designed on a basis of being easily accessible and on a high level of user experience and user interaction. Technologies and tools are segmented on several different levels of user interaction. On-site gallery is a multifaceted, innovative experience that allows visitors to look closer, dive deeper and discover the museum’s collection using up-to-date digital technology...

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Documenting challenging objects in archaeology

Abstract Working with and documenting waterlogged wooden objects pose a special challenge to archaeologists. Modern structured light 3D scanners support the work of archaeologists and help to analyse and evaluate artefacts in a greater detail. This case study of excellence showcases how waterlogged wooden objects excavated from historic mines in the Ore Mountain region are documented. The Archaeological Heritage Office of Saxony, lead partner in the binational German-Czech research project ArchaeoMontan, has developed a broadly-adaptable approach that foresees 3D scanning each wooden find twice: before and after the freeze-drying treatment. 3D models created from the two scanning processes allow...

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TOWARDS HOLISTIC DIGITAL DOCUMENTATION

Abstract The emergence of a holistic approach to monument documentation is inextricably associated with the term ‘monument’, the quest of its meaning and its interpretation to the people involved in the documenta-tion of the past. The main reason is the necessity to set tangible heritage in its wider context, and relate it with its physical environment and its intangible aspects (spiritual, political and social values) [1–3]. In this way, a monument can be seen as a whole, within a place with a soul – a genius loci [4]. This example focuses on the holistic approach taken to documentation activities...

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