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Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage (JOCCH), Volume 5 Issue 3, October 2012

Imaging buddhist art with a digital large-format camera: A field study report from the dunhuang caves
Zheng Lu, Wei Luo, Zhijun Sun, Moshe Ben-Ezra, Michael S. Brown
Article No.: 9
DOI: 10.1145/2362402.2362403

This article describes recent field work undertaken by Microsoft Research Asia and the Dunhuang Academy to capture high-resolution images of Buddhist art at the UNESCO world heritage site, the Mogao Caves. This project is intended as a...

Analyzing and simulating fracture patterns of theran wall paintings
Hijung Shin, Christos Doumas, Thomas Funkhouser, Szymon Rusinkiewicz, Kenneth Steiglitz, Andreas Vlachopoulos, Tim Weyrich
Article No.: 10
DOI: 10.1145/2362402.2362404

In this article, we analyze the fracture patterns observed in wall paintings excavated at Akrotiri, a Bronze Age Aegean settlement destroyed by a volcano on the Greek island of Thera around 1630 BC. We use interactive programs to trace detailed...

A folksonomy-based recommender system for personalized access to digital artworks
Giovanni Semeraro, Pasquale Lops, Marco De Gemmis, Cataldo Musto, Fedelucio Narducci
Article No.: 11
DOI: 10.1145/2362402.2362405

Museums have recognized the need for supporting visitors in fulfilling a personalized experience when visiting artwork collections, and they have started to adopt recommender systems as a way to meet this requirement. Content-based recommender...

Excavation-parallel laser scanning of a medieval cesspit in the archaeological zone cologne, germany
Stephan Schreiber, Klaus G. Hinzen, Claus Fleischer, Sven Schütte
Article No.: 12
DOI: 10.1145/2362402.2362406

During the construction of an underground museum in the historic city center of Cologne, Germany, large parts of the Roman and medieval city are being excavated. The newly excavated remains as well as remains of the Roman city, which had already...