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Archaeological Automatic Interpretation and Documentation of cEramics

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






 ArchAIDE project word cloud

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Project "ArchAIDE" data sheet

The following table provides information about the project.


Organization address
city: PISA
postcode: 56126

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 Coordinator Country Italy [IT]
 Project website
 Total cost 2˙635˙266 €
 EC max contribution 2˙460˙376 € (93%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3.6.3. (Reflective societies - cultural heritage and European identity)
 Code Call H2020-REFLECTIVE-6-2015
 Funding Scheme IA
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-06-01   to  2019-05-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITA DI PISA IT (PISA) coordinator 611˙250.00
2    UNIVERSITY OF YORK UK (YORK NORTH YORKSHIRE) participant 401˙000.00
4    UNIVERSITAET ZU KOELN DE (KOELN) participant 274˙531.00
5    UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA ES (BARCELONA) participant 267˙625.00
6    TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY IL (TEL AVIV) participant 188˙750.00
7    INERA SRL IT (PISA) participant 183˙750.00
8    BARAKA ARQUEOLOGOS S.L. ES (CIUDAD REAL) participant 71˙750.00


 Project objective

The objectives of ArchAIDE are to support the classification and interpretation work of archaeologists with innovative computer-based tools, able to provide the user with features for the semi-automatic description and matching of potsherds over the huge existing ceramic catalogues. Pottery classification is of fundamental importance for the comprehension and dating of the archaeological contexts, and for understanding production, trade flows and social interactions, but it requires complex skills and it is a very time consuming activity, both for researchers and professionals. This tool would revolutionise archaeologists habits, behaviours and expectations, would meet real user needs and generate economic benefits, reducing time and costs, would create societal benefits from cultural heritage, improving access, re-use and exploitation of the digital cultural heritage in a sustainable way. These objectives will be achieved through the development of: - an as-automatic-as-possible procedure to transform the paper catalogues in a digital description, to be used as a data pool for search and retrieval process; - a tool (mainly designed for mobile devices) that will support archaeologists in recognising and classifying potsherds during excavation and post-excavation analysis, through an easy-to-use interface and efficient algorithms for characterization, search and retrieval of the visual/geometrical correspondences; - an automatic procedure to derive a complete potsherd’s identity card by transforming the data collected into a formatted electronic document, printable or visual; - a web-based real-time data visualization to improve access to archaeological heritage and generate new understanding; - an open archive to allow the archival and re-use of archaeological data, transforming them into common heritage and permitting economic sustainability. Those instruments will be tested and assessed on real-cases scenarios, paving the way to future exploitation.


List of deliverables.
Web APIs for REST services Other 2020-01-14 11:17:11
Report of final recommendation for WP8 Documents, reports 2020-01-14 11:17:11
Dissemination kit (final release) Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2020-01-14 11:17:10
Promotional video Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2020-01-14 11:15:15
Release of the final version of the mobile app (software) and the desktop front-end (software) Other 2020-01-14 11:15:12
Progress report 2 Documents, reports 2019-07-30 14:09:45
Progress report 1 Documents, reports 2019-07-22 09:29:57
Dissemination plan Documents, reports 2019-07-22 09:29:57
ORDP: Open Research Data Pilot Open Research Data Pilot 2019-07-22 09:29:57
Website and Promotional kit Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-07-22 09:29:57

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of ArchAIDE deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Holly Wright
Developing the ArchAIDE application: A digital workflow for identifying, organising and sharing archaeological pottery using automated image recognition
published pages: , ISSN: 1363-5387, DOI: 10.11141/ia.52.7
Internet Archaeology 52 2019-09-04
2018 Wright, H. and Gattiglia, G.
ArchAIDE: Archaeological Automatic Interpretation and Documentation of cEramics
published pages: 60-65, ISSN: , DOI:
Proceedings of the Workshop on Cultural Informatics Research and Applications co-located with the International Conference on Digital Heritage 2019-08-05
2018 Anichini, F ., Gattiglia, G.
Big Archaeological Data. The ArchAIDE project approach
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.26314/garr-conf17-proceedings-03
Conferenza GARR 2017 - The data way to Science - Selected Papers 2019-08-05
2017 Dellepiane, M., Callieri M., Banterle, F., Arenga, D., Zallocco, M., and Scopigno, R.
From Paper to Web: Automatic Generation of a Web-Accessible 3D Repository of Pottery Types
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.2312/gch.20171293
14th EUROGRAPHICS Workshop on Graphics and Cultural Heritage 2019-08-05
2017 Banterle, F., Dellepiane, M., Evans, T., Gattiglia, G., Itkin, B., and Zallocco, M.
The ArchAIDE Project: results and perspectives after the first year
published pages: 161-164, ISSN: , DOI:
15th Eurographics Workshop on Graphics and Cultural Heritage (EG GCH 2017) 2019-08-05

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