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Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage (JOCCH), Volume 8 Issue 3, May 2015

Conducting Visitor Studies Using Smartphone-Based Location Sensing
Theano Moussouri, George Roussos
Article No.: 12
DOI: 10.1145/2677083

Visitor studies explore human experiences within museums, cultural heritage sites, and other informal learning settings to inform decisions. Smartphones offer novel opportunities for extending the depth and breadth of visitor studies while...

Automatic Extraction of Petrographic Features from Pottery of Archaeological Interest
Giovanni Puglisi, Filippo Stanco, Germana Barone, Paolo Mazzoleni
Article No.: 13
DOI: 10.1145/2700422

The microscopic description of ancient pottery is widely used for the fabric definition, classification and provenance assessment. In most cases, however, the description is qualitative. An improvement of the study of archaeological pottery needs...

Information Reliability Evaluation: From Arabic Storytelling to Computer Sciences
Ibrahim Bounhas, Bilel Elayeb, Fabrice Evrard, Yahya Slimani
Article No.: 14
DOI: 10.1145/2693847

The literature on information retrieval shows the importance of information reliability as a key criterion for relevance judgment. However, information reliability evaluation is discussed in many disciplines such as history, Arabic storytelling,...

Integrating a Location-Based Mobile Game in the Museum Visit: Evaluating Visitors’ Behaviour and Learning
Irene Rubino, Claudia Barberis, Jetmir Xhembulla, Giovanni Malnati
Article No.: 15
DOI: 10.1145/2724723

Location-based systems currently represent a suitable solution to enhance cultural experiences inside museums, as they can satisfy visitors’ needs through the provision of contextualized contents and services. In this framework, a promising...

Ancient Polychromy: Study and Virtual Reconstruction Using Open Source Tools
Eliana Siotto, Marco Callieri, Matteo Dellepiane, Roberto Scopigno
Article No.: 16
DOI: 10.1145/2739049

Digital reconstruction of ancient polychromy is a relatively recent phenomenon in the history of archaeological and architectural heritage documentation. It has emerged as a result of new interest in the experimental archaeology and the...

Automatic Production of Tailored Packaging for Fragile Archaeological Artifacts
Carlos Sánchez-Belenguer, Eduardo Vendrell-Vidal, Miguel Sánchez-López, Carmen Díaz-Marín, Elvira Aura-Castro
Article No.: 17
DOI: 10.1145/2716324

This article deals with storage and transportation of fragile heritage objets. The main goal is to create an ad hoc packaging software solution by combining the use of 3D scanning and 3D milling technologies. Traditionally, packaging for this kind...