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Similarity Assessment for the Study of Artefacts in Cultural Heritage: the GRAVITATE Example

Event Details:

  • Date: Thursday 19 October 2017
  • Time: 16:00 - 17:00
  • Venue: The Cyprus Institute – Guy Ourisson Building, Seminar Room, 1st Floor, Athalassa Campus
  • Speaker: Dr Michela Spagnuolo, Research Director at CNR-IMATI-GE

* The colloquium will be in English, the event is open to the public, light refreshments will be served after the talk.

Digital manipulation and analysis of tangible cultural objects has the potential to bring about a revolution in the way classification, stylistic analysis, or refitting of fragments is handled in the cultural heritage area. 3D modelling and processing allow handling 3D digitized objects as if they were physical, and semantic models allow for a rich documentation of many different aspects of artefacts or assets of any complexity.

In this context, the talk will focus on approaches for evaluating the similarity among digitized assets, discussing the potential of existing methods and the challenges that the cultural heritage domain cast on this topic.


About the Speaker
m spagnuoloMichela Spagnuolo is Research Director at CNR-IMATI-GE, where she is leading the activities on Advanced techniques for the analysis and synthesis of 3D shapes. Her research interests include geometric and semantic modelling of 3D objects, computational topology for the analysis of shapes, method for the evaluation of similarity at the structural and semantic level.

She authored more than 130 reviewed papers, is associate editor of international journals in Computer Graphics (currently, The Visual Computer and Computers&Graphics). She is member of the steering committee of Shape Modeling International, EG Workshop on 3D Object Retrieval and EG Workshop on Graphics and Cultural Heritage. In 2014, she was nominated Fellow of the Eurographics Association.


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