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The Orion Pottery Repository – A Publicly Available 3D Objects’ Benchmark Database with Texture Information

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Performance evaluation is one of the main research topics in information retrieval. Evaluation metrics in combination with benchmark datasets (groundtruth) are used to quantify various performance aspects of a retrieval algorithm. In this paper, we present the Orion Pottery Repository, a publicly available and domain specific benchmark database. It is based on open source technologies and contains a total of 160 textured 3D digital replicas of ancient Greek pottery. The dataset offered through the repository can be used for performance evaluation experiments of 3D data retrieval algorithms. Orion’s content has been classified according to a pottery shape categorization defined by an in-house developed thesaurus. The repository provides mechanisms that allow a wide range of metadata handling that are based on the CARARE metadata schema which among others it offers the ability to include information related to digitization procedures and their properties.

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    A 3D object is 2D-manifold if it does not contain non-manifold edges or non-manifold vertices nor self-intersections. With the term non-manifold edge, it is implied that more than two triangles share a common edge and a non-manifold vertex implies that two surface sheets are pinched together at this vertex.

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The majority of the 3D objects were obtained gratis from the databases of the archeological museum of Chania and the archeological museum of Abdera, both located in Greece. The tools and libraries used for developing the database and the API were open source code, that are publicly available in the World Wide Web.

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Stergioulas, A., Ioannakis, G., Koutsoudis, A., Chamzas, C. (2018). The Orion Pottery Repository – A Publicly Available 3D Objects’ Benchmark Database with Texture Information. In: Ioannides, M., et al. Digital Heritage. Progress in Cultural Heritage: Documentation, Preservation, and Protection. EuroMed 2018. Lecture Notes in Computer Science(), vol 11196. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-01762-0_15

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