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A new book on Digital Imaging for Cultural Heritage Preservation published!

Explore new techniques and applications of digital imaging, image processing, computer graphics!

A volume in the Digital Imaging and Computer Vision series

Digital Imaging for Cultural Heritage Preservation: Analysis, Restoration, and Reconstruction of Ancient Artworks

Edited by:
Filippo Stanco; Sebastiano Battiato, and
Giovanni Gallo
Universita degli studi di Milano, Italy

Boca Raton, FL, CRC Press / Taylor & Francis, July 2011
ISBN 978-1-4398-2173-2

Audience:
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Academic community (graduate student, post-doc and faculty) in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, and Applied Mathematics

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Industrial community (engineers, engineering managers, research lab staff and managers)

 

As scientists collaborate with historians and archaeologists to examine, preserve, and restore great works or art and other valuable historic artifacts, they are pioneering and uncharted interdisciplinary field. Effective collaboration requires a novel common language to ensure a successful interface between information technology professionals and experts in the humanities.

Driven by this urgent need for communication, Digital Imaging for Cultural Heritage Preservation: Analysis, Restoration, and Reconstruction of Ancient Artworks bridges the informational gap between the various professional communities that must work together. As digital imaging becomes more cost-effective and easier to use, this book makes it easier to implement and share new devices and techniques, many of which are still considered experimental. Presenting developments in a way that can be understood by all involved, it addresses the most prominent topics and applications of digital image processing, analysis, and computer graphics in the field of cultural heritage preservation.

Topics include:
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Application of computer graphics and 3D modeling to restore artifacts, including books, photos, and videos

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Digitization to measure, analyze, and provide 3D documentation of entire complex objects and large sites

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Reconstruction and visualization technologies to process sample data

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Use of spectral imaging and reproduction

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Digital reconstruction and mosaicing

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ARC 3D - a public online service that converts photos into 3D models

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Analysis of classic works of art and the methods artists used to create them

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Discovery of patterns in eroded rock

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Copyright protection of digital images

This collection of contributions from well-known experts encompasses key aspects of the field and will help to propel these important techniques into the next century.

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Surveys the latest techniques, algorithms, and solutions for digital imaging and computer graphics-driven cultural heritage preservation

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Summarizes recent advances in 3D reconstruction of archaeological sites

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Provides an overview of the state-of-the-art research in contributed articles from recognized experts in the field

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Contains numerous examples, illustrations and figures summarizing the results of experimentation on real data

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Includes a table of contents, illustrations and figures, summary, and bibliography for further reading in each chapter

Additional material is available at the companion web site www.colorimageprocessing.org.

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