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Classification of Decorative Patterns in the Minoan Pottery of Kamares Style
Radamante al Computer. Archeologia e Informatica nel Mondo Minoico: L’esperienza Catanese
  • Filippo Stanco, University of Catania
  • Davide Tanasi, Arcadia University
  • Giuseppe C. Guarnera, University of Catania
  • Giovanni Gallo, University of Catania
Document Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1-1-2011
Abstract

An important feature of the Minoan culture is the pottery of Kamares style, that documents the Cretan cultural production between the first half of the II millennium BC. This high level painted production characterized by the combination of several diverse motifs, presents an enormous decorative repertoire. The extraordinary variety of combinations between elementary motifs according to a complex visual syntax makes interesting the automatic identification of the motifs, particularly upon pot sherds. A complete pipeline to accomplish this task is still a challenge to Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition. Starting from a digital image ROI identification, motif extraction, robust contour detection should be performed to obtain a bag of digital shapes. In a second phase each of the extracted shapes has to be classified according to prototypes in a database produced by an expert. The cooccurrence of the different shapes in a clay fragment will in turn be used to help the archaeologist in datation. In this preliminary report we address only one step of such pipeline relative to the shape matching phase.

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Radamante al Computer. Archeologia e Informatica nel Mondo Minoico: L’esperienza Catanese, p. 19-50

Citation Information
Filippo Stanco, Davide Tanasi, Giuseppe C. Guarnera and Giovanni Gallo. "Classification of Decorative Patterns in the Minoan Pottery of Kamares Style" Radamante al Computer. Archeologia e Informatica nel Mondo Minoico: L’esperienza Catanese (2011) p. 19 - 50
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/davide-tanasi/11/