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Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage (JOCCH), Volume 8 Issue 2, March 2015

Optical Detection of Dust and Scratches on Photographic Film
Giorgio Trumpy, Rudolf Gschwind
Article No.: 7
DOI: 10.1145/2597894

Today’s information society needs efficient and economic solutions for the digital restoration of the photographic heritage. Different methods have been adopted up to now for the automatic detection of dust and scratches; each method has...

Factors Facilitating Cultural Learning in Virtual Architectural Heritage Environments: End User Perspective
Nazrita Ibrahim, Nazlena Mohamad Ali, Noor Faezah Mohd Yatim
Article No.: 8
DOI: 10.1145/2660776

Besides being a medium for exhibiting three-dimensional heritage objects, the design and development of virtual heritage environments could also facilitate cultural learning. The aim of this article is to present some consideration on factors that...

Mixed-Reality World Exploration Using Image-Based Rendering
Fumio Okura, Masayuki Kanbara, Naokazu Yokoya
Article No.: 9
DOI: 10.1145/2700428

This article describes a Mixed-Reality (MR) application that superimposes lost buildings of a historical site onto real scenes virtualized using spherical aerial images. The proposed application is set at a UNESCO World Heritage site in Japan, and...

Visualizing and Assessing Hypotheses for Marine Archaeology in a VR CAVE Environment
Irene Katsouri, Aimilia Tzanavari, Kyriakos Herakleous, Charalambos Poullis
Article No.: 10
DOI: 10.1145/2665072

The understanding and reconstruction of a wrecks formation process can be a complicated procedure that needs to take into account many interrelated components. The team of the University of Cyprus investigating the 4th-century BC Mazotos shipwreck...

An Ontological Approach to Creating an Andean Weaving Knowledge Base
Richard Brownlow, Stefano Capuzzi, Sven Helmer, Luciana Martins, Immanuel Normann, Alex Poulovassilis
Article No.: 11
DOI: 10.1145/2700427

Andean textiles are products of one of the richest, oldest and continuous weaving traditions in the world. Understanding the knowledge and practice of textile production as a form of cultural heritage is particularly relevant in the Andean context...