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Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage (JOCCH), Volume 9 Issue 3, November 2016

The MIT Museum Glassware Prototype: Visitor Experience Exploration for Designing Smart Glasses
Marco Mason
Article No.: 12
DOI: 10.1145/2872278

With the growth of enthusiasm for the adoption of wearable technology in everyday life, the museum world has also become interested in understanding whether and how to employ smart glasses to engage visitors with new interpretative experiences....

Pattern Matching and the Analysis of Damaged Ancient Objects: The Case of the Column Drum
Philip Sapirstein, Eric Psota
Article No.: 13
DOI: 10.1145/2901297

We describe a common problem in the curation and analysis of archaeological materials: restoring the orientation and dimensions of damaged objects. Our focus is a common architectural type in Mediterranean sites, the Doric column drum, which we...

Evaluating Shape Representations for Maya Glyph Classification
Gülcan Can, Jean-Marc Odobez, Daniel Gatica-Perez
Article No.: 14
DOI: 10.1145/2905369

Shape representations are critical for visual analysis of cultural heritage materials. This article studies two types of shape representations in a bag-of-words-based pipeline to recognize Maya glyphs. The first is a knowledge-driven Histogram of...

Using n-Grams to Identify Time Periods of Cultural Influence
Gregory P. Knight, Nasseh Tabrizi
Article No.: 15
DOI: 10.1145/2940332

An author's literary style is influenced by the cultural time period in which the author lives. The author's ideas, and the words chosen to express them, can help identify the cultural time period that most influenced the author.

Ideas are...

Close-Range Photogrammetric Tools for Epigraphic Surveys
Mariam Samaan, Marc Pierrot Deseilligny, Raphaële Heno, Etienne De La Vaissière, Jacques Roger
Article No.: 16
DOI: 10.1145/2966985

In this article, we present a method to carry out a computerized epigraphic survey of historic stones and their engraved epigraphy. In fact, the preservation of archaeological objects has always been an issue of concern for the research community....

Classification and Retrieval of Archaeological Potsherds Using Histograms of Spherical Orientations
Edgar Roman-Rangel, Diego Jimenez-Badillo, Stephane Marchand-Maillet
Article No.: 17
DOI: 10.1145/2948069

We address the problem of the statistical description of 3D surfaces with the purpose of automatic classification and retrieval of archaeological potsherds. These are particularly interesting problems in archaeology, as pottery comprises a great...