A Survey of Geometric Analysis in Cultural Heritage

Ruggero Pintus, Kazim Pal, Ying Yang, Tim Weyrich, Enrico Gobbetti, Holly Rushmeier
Computer Graphics Forum, Volume 35, Number 1, page 4--31 - 2016
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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.

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  author       = {Pintus, R. and Pal, K. and Yang, Y. and Weyrich, T. and Gobbetti, E. and Rushmeier, H.},
  title        = {A Survey of Geometric Analysis in Cultural Heritage},
  journal      = {Computer Graphics Forum},
  number       = {1},
  volume       = {35},
  pages        = {4--31},
  year         = {2016},
  keywords     = {cultural heritage computing, shape perception enhancement, object interpretation},
  url          = {},

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