SEAHA provide fully-funded four-year integrated MRes and PhD studentships to eligible students. All studentships are advertised as separate research projects and will be announced throughout the year; note that we do not have one application period.
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Information on how to apply can be found in the project title links below.
Large-scale metadata enrichment of 3D cultural heritage artefacts by automatic and user-based metadata acquisition
Creating 3D digital models of museum artefacts is a great way to protect, document, manage, present and share heritage stored in museum collections. The latest 3d scanning technologies allow us to automate the creation of such models, which means we can consider scanning collections on a large scale. But such digitised collections need to be organised, using semantic metadata about their origins, owners, purpose, shape, colour etc. This project aims to develop novel scalable methods to acquire such metadata from 3d scans, for example by identifying shapes (such as a vase or a human statue), or components (such as an arm or a handle), and identifying links between shapes and other digital assets such as text or images. In addition, it aims at further developing web-based 3D-centered annotation systems and contributing to standardization efforts regarding image formats and 3D models through interest groups such as IIIF and the Web3D consortium.
Academic supervisors – Dr Roger Evans (University of Brighton), Dr Karina Rodriguez (University of Brighton)
Industrial supervisors – Pedro Santos (Fraunhofer-IGD), Jonathan Beck (MyMiniFactory Scan the World project)
Application deadline: Ongoing