Category Journal Publications

In the Wild Image Retrieval and Clustering for 3D Cultural Heritage Landmarks Reconstruction

Multimedia Tools and Applications, Springer Press, August 2014

One of the main characteristics of Internet era is the free and online availability of extremely large collections of images located on distributed and heterogeneous platforms over the web. The proliferation of millions of shared photographs spurred the emergence of new image retrieval techniques based not only on images’ visual information, but on geo-location tags and camera exif data. These huge visual collections provide a unique opportunity for cultural heritage documentation and 3D reconstruction. The main difficulty, however, is that the internet image datasets are unstructured containing many outliers...

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4D Reconstruction of Tangible Cultural Heritage Objects from Web-Retrieved Images

International Journal of Heritage in the Digital Era, Volume 3, Number 2 / June 2014

The number of digital images that are available online today has reached unprecedented levels. Recent statistics showed that by the end of 2013 there were over 250 billion photographs stored in just one of the major social media sites, with a daily average upload of 300 million photos. These photos, apart from documenting personal lives, often relate to experiences in well-known places of cultural interest, throughout several periods of time. Thus from the viewpoint of Cultural Heritage professionals, they constitute valuable and freely available digital cultural content...

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