2 University College London
3 Yale University
We present a review of recent techniques for performing geometric analysis in cultural heritage applications. The survey is aimed at researchers in the areas of computer graphics, computer vision, and cultural heritage computing, as well as to scholars and practitioners in the cultural heritage field. The problems considered include shape perception enhancement, restoration and preservation support, monitoring over time, object interpretation, and collection analysis. All of these problems typically rely on an understanding of the structure of the shapes in question at both a local and global level. In this survey, we discuss the different problem forms and review the main solution methods, aided by classification criteria based on the geometric scale at which the analysis is performed and the cardinality of the relationships among object parts exploited during the analysis. We finalize the report by discussing open problems and future perspectives.
Ruggero Pintus, Kazim Pal, Ying Yang, Tim Weyrich, Enrico Gobbetti, Holly Rushmeier.
In Computer Graphics Forum, August 6, pp. 1–28, August 2015.Ruggero Pintus, Kazim Pal, Ying Yang, Tim Weyrich, Enrico Gobbetti, and Holly Rushmeier. A survey of geometric analysis in cultural heritage. Computer Graphics Forum, pages 1–28, 2015.Pintus, R., Pal, K., Yang, Y., Weyrich, T., Gobbetti, E., and Rushmeier, H. 2015. A survey of geometric analysis in cultural heritage. Computer Graphics Forum, 1–28.R. Pintus, K. Pal, Y. Yang, T. Weyrich, E. Gobbetti, and H. Rushmeier, “A survey of geometric analysis in cultural heritage,” Computer Graphics Forum, pp. 1–28, 2015. [Online]. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cgf.12668
This work was partially supported by the Digitally Enabled Scholarship with Medieval Manuscripts (DESMM) project funded by the Mellon Foundation (ydc2.yale.edu/). This work was also supported by the UCL EngD VEIV Centre for Doctoral Training and by London Metropolitan Archives. We also acknowledge the contribution of Sardinian Regional authorities and the support for H. Rushmeier from US National Science Foundation grant IIS-1302267.