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The Nautical Archaeology Digital Library

  • Carlos Monroy
  • Nicholas Parks
  • Richard Furuta
  • Filipe Castro
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4172)

Abstract

In Nautical Archaeology, the study of components and objects creates a complex environment for scholars and researchers. Nautical archaeologists access, manipulate, study, and consult a variety of sources from different media, geographical origins, ages, and languages. Representing underwater excavations is a challenging endeavor due to the large amount of information and data in heterogeneous media and sources that must be structured, segmented, categorized, indexed, and integrated. We are creating a Nautical Archaeology Digital Library that will a) efficiently catalog, store, and manage artifacts and ship remains along with associated information from underwater archeological excavations, b) integrate heterogeneous data sources in different media to facilitate research work, c) incorporate historic sources to help in the study of current artifacts, d) provide visualization tools to help researchers manipulate, observe, study, and analyze artifacts and their relationships; and e) incorporate algorithm and visualization based mechanisms for ship reconstruction.

Keywords

Primary User Digital Library Product Architecture Excavation Site Heterogeneous Data Source 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlos Monroy
    • 1
  • Nicholas Parks
    • 1
  • Richard Furuta
    • 1
  • Filipe Castro
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for the Study of Digital LibrariesTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Nautical ArchaeologyTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA

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