A Web Service Platform for Web-Accessible Archaeological Databases
Ediz Şaykol, Yücel Saygın, Aytül Erçil, Andrew Willis, David Cooper, Martha S. Joukowski
Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Cultural heritage has been gaining more importance in the
recent years in combination with sophisticated yet effective computer vision techniques. As a consequence, archaeological data, both in textual and image forms, has been considered in the development of database models. Archaeological sites are the primary source of archaeological
data, and the findings are the primary targets for storage, querying and retrieval as well as exchange through appropriate mediums. This paper introduces a Web service platform design for various archaeological resources that are available for querying through the Web. This platform also allows archaeological data exchange. The Web service platform presented in this paper can be used by both archaeologists and non-technical users to query and retrieve archaeological information through various Web-accessible archaeological databases. Our work also focuses on supporting
visual content-based queries for archaeological objects stored in databases. As an initial step, similarity search facility for image-based data is developed as an additional query task within our platform.