Contributions in Mathematical and Computational Sciences

Scientific Computing and Cultural Heritage

Contributions in Computational Humanities

Editors: Bock, Hans Georg, Jäger, Willi, Winckler, Michael J. (Eds.)

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The sheer computing power of modern information technology is changing the face of research not just in science, technology and mathematics, but in humanities and cultural studies too. Recent decades have seen a major shift both in attitudes and deployment of computers, which are now vital and highly effective tools in disciplines where they were once viewed as elaborate typewriters. This revealing volume details the vast array of computing applications that researchers in the humanities now have recourse to, including the dissemination of scholarly information through virtual ‘co-laboratories’, data retrieval, and the modeling of complex processes that contribute to our natural and cultural heritage. One key area covered in this book is the versatility of computers in presenting images and graphics, which is transforming the analysis of data sets and archaeological reconstructions alike.

 

The papers published here are grouped into three broad categories that cover mathematical and computational methods, research developments in information systems, and a detailed portrayal of ongoing work on documenting, restoring and presenting cultural monuments including the temples in Pompeii and the Banteay Chhmar temples of the Angkorian period in present-day Cambodia. Originally presented at a research workshop in Heidelberg, Germany, they reflect the rapidly developing identity of computational humanities as an interdisciplinary field in its own right, as well as demonstrating the breadth of perspectives in this young and vibrant research area.

Table of contents (30 chapters)

  • Mathematical Methods for Spectral Image Reconstruction

    Baatz, Wolfgang (et al.)

    Pages 3-10

  • 3D Modeling: New Method for Quantifying Post-depositional Damages

    Grosman, Leore (et al.)

    Pages 11-20

  • Towards an Automated True Color Projection onto Adaptively Reduced Point Data from 3D Surface Scans

    Hoppe, Christoph (et al.)

    Pages 21-29

  • Boon and Bane of High Resolutions in 3D Cultural Heritage Documentation

    Hörr, Christian (et al.)

    Pages 31-39

  • Automated GPU-Based Surface Morphology Reconstruction of Volume Data for Archaeology

    Jungblut, Daniel (et al.)

    Pages 41-49

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Scientific Computing and Cultural Heritage
Book Subtitle
Contributions in Computational Humanities
Editors
  • Hans Georg Bock
  • Willi Jäger
  • Michael J. Winckler
Series Title
Contributions in Mathematical and Computational Sciences
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-28021-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-28021-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-28020-7
Series ISSN
2191-303X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 290
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