Arianna Traviglia

Arianna Traviglia
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia | IIT · Center for Cultural Heritage Technology

PhD

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Introduction
Dr Traviglia is the Director of the Centre for Cultural Heritage Technology (based in Venice) of the Italian Institute of Technology. Previously she was a Marie Curie Research Fellow and Adjunct Professor at the University Ca' Foscari of Venice (Italy). From 2006 to 2015 she held positions as Postdoctoral fellow and Research Fellow in the Department of Archaeology of the University of Sydney and in the Department of Ancient History at Macquarie University (Sydney).
Additional affiliations
July 2015 - present
Università Ca' Foscari Venezia
Position
  • MSC Research Fellow
January 2010 - January 2014
Macquarie University
Position
  • Research Fellow (MQRF)
May 2008 - December 2009
The University of Sydney
Position
  • Research Associate

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Publications (41)
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“Vicus Constanciacus” is a project for the recovery, protection and evaluation of the historical and archaeological heritage of Constanciacus, an ancient small group of islands in the Northern Lagoon of Venice, of which currently just two emerged strips survive, namely: the abandoned islands of Sant’Ariano and La Cura. Exploring the area lying betw...
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p>In this work, we demonstrate a self-referencing method for removing the optical distortion from terahertz time-domain reflection imaging. To the authors’ knowledge, this is the first time a robust and flexible method is proposed to solve spatial phase variation problem without relying on any numerical parameter optimization nor extra-instrumental...
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p>In this work, we demonstrate a self-referencing method for removing the optical distortion from terahertz time-domain reflection imaging. To the authors’ knowledge, this is the first time a robust and flexible method is proposed to solve spatial phase variation problem without relying on any numerical parameter optimization nor extra-instrumental...
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Machine Learning-based workflows are being progressively used for the automatic detection of archaeological objects (intended as below-surface sites) in remote sensing data. Despite promising results in the detection phase, there is still a lack of a standard set of measures to evaluate the performance of object detection methods, since buried arch...
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This paper proposes JiGAN, a GAN-based method for solving Jigsaw puzzles with eroded or missing borders. Missing borders is a common real-world situation, for example, when dealing with the reconstruction of broken artifacts or ruined frescoes. In this particular condition, the puzzle's pieces do not align perfectly due to the borders' gaps; in thi...
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The increasing need of restoring high-resolution Hyper-Spectral (HS) images is determining a growing reliance on Computer Vision-based processing to enhance the clarity of the image content. HS images can, in fact, suffer from degradation effects or artefacts caused by instrument limitations. This paper focuses on a procedure aimed at reducing the...
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We explore the idea of abstracting the jigsaw puzzle problem as a consistent labeling problem, a classical concept introduced in the1980 s by Hummel and Zucker for which a solid theory and powerful algorithms are available. The problem amounts to maximizing a well-known quadratic function over a probability space which we solve using standard relax...
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Dating of unreadable coins from non-stratigraphic archaeological contexts is a challenging task due to the lack of standard analysis pipelines. This work aimed at determining the relative chronology of a group of corroded and severely disfigured Roman leaded-bronze coins using an electrochemical dating method. The coins, found outside their origina...
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Despite the many (r)evolutions in remote sensing technology over the past three decades, integration in archaeological practice and theory has sometimes been limited by reliance on practice and theory imported from other disciplines, without questioning or deep understanding. This collection of papers aims to contribute to the exploration of develo...
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This contribution discusses the improvement approaches of Terahertz Time-Domain Spectroscopy (THz-TDS) to cultural heritage objects. The technique is gathering attention in the conservation field for its ability to retrieve information on material composition and surface topography in the far-infrared region (3-300 cm−1 ), but it can pose major cha...
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Hyperspectral data recorded by means of airborne or satelliteborne sensors can be used to detect buried archaeological deposits as the latter have a localised impact on the physical and chemical properties of the soil and the vegetation located above them, making them different from the surrounding elements. Hyperspectral imagery, while rich in con...
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This paper describes the analysis of two near-spherical metallic inclusions partially incorporated within two Roman raw glass slags in order to elucidate the process that induced their formation and to determine whether their presence was related to ancient glass colouring processes. The theory of metallic scraps or powder being used in Roman times...
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Layout analysis of historical handwritten documents is a key pre-processing step in document image analysis that, by segmenting the image into its homogeneous regions, facilitates subsequent procedures such as optical character recognition and automatic transcription. Learning-based approaches have shown promising performances in layout analysis, h...
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“Beg, borrow and steal”: in many ways, this is a strapline for archaeology as a discipline, and perhaps especially so for archaeological remote sensing [...]
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The series, directed by Lucio Milano, is devoted to the studies of ancient and late-ancient world. It is intended for hosting both publications arising from the research activities of Ca’ Foscari and publications of Italian and foreign scholars and institutions that help to highlight the academic network of national and international collaborations...
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In the last decades, the interest in the development of protective coatings for movable and immovable Cultural Heritage (CH) assets has decidedly increased. This has been mainly prompted by the raising consciousness on preservation requirements for cultural artefacts and monuments, which has consequently determined the development of new protective...
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The application of Machine Learning (ML) to Cultural Heritage (CH) has evolved since basic statistical approaches such as Linear Regression to complex Deep Learning models. The question remains how much of this actively improves on the underlying algorithm versus using it within a ‘black box’ setting. We survey across ML and CH literature to identi...
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The sundial of Euporus was discovered in 1878 within the ancient Roman city of Aquileia (Italy), in a quite unusual location at the centre of the city’s horse race track. Studies have tried to demonstrate that the sundial had been made for a more southern location than the one it was found at, although no specific alternative positions have been su...
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We study the problem of georeferencing artistic historical maps. Since they were primarily conceived as work of art more than an accurate cartographic tool, the common warping approaches implemented in Geographic Application Systems (GIS) usually lead to an overly-stretched image in which the actual pictorial content (like written text, compass ros...
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Notes from the Underground: traces of prehistoric settlements in the Aquileian hinterland – The surroundings of Aquileia (Udine, Italy) are a source of significant information that comes together to redefine the inhabitation dynamics characterising the swathe of land along the lagoon edge over the course of millennia. Geoarchaeological research int...
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Talk durante il seminario "La ricerca è Social" organizzato dall'Università Ca' Foscari durante la Settimana della Ricerca 2018
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This paper describes the social media strategy developed within VEiL project, a landscape archaeology project based in Aquileia (UD, Italy), in order to gain public attention on the -generally scarcely debated- topic of cultural landscapes. VEiL represents a unique instance of an archaeological fieldwalking survey project making a wide and structur...
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This paper describes the social media strategy developed within VEiL project, a landscape archaeology project based in Aquileia (UD, Italy), in order to gain public attention on the -generally scarcely debated- topic of cultural landscapes. VEiL represents a unique instance of an archaeological fieldwalking survey project making a wide and structur...
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Automated detection of landscape patterns on Remote Sensing imagery has seen virtually little or no development in the archaeological domain, notwithstanding the fact that large portion of cultural landscapes worldwide are characterized by land engineering applications. The current extraordinary availability of remotely sensed images makes it now u...
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The applications of automated object detection in remote sensing archaeology have grown considerably in the last few years. This reading list has been compiled as a contribution to consolidating current perspectives at September 2016, and in support of the preceding paper on the broader issues of human and computer vision in archaeological prospect...
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The (slow) emergence of semi-automated or supervised detection techniques to identify anthropogenic objects in archaeological prospection using remote sensing data has received a mixed reception during the past decade. Critics have stressed the superiority of human vision and the irreplaceability of human judgement in recognising archaeological tra...
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Formore than a decade themultinational (Australian, French, Cambodian) Greater Angkor Project has been investigating the rise and fall of medieval urbanism at Angkor, in Cambodia, using a diverse range of techniques, including extensive use of remotely sensed imagery to find, map and analyse elements of urban form. The research activities have focu...
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A large number of technologies, such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS), Remote Sensing (RS), geophysical instruments, allows nowadays for fast and reliable automated capture, management and analysis of archaeological data. Beyond the City Walls (BCW) is a landscape archaeology project based in the countryside...
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A large number of technologies, such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS), Remote Sensing (RS), geophysical instruments, allows nowadays for fast and reliable automated capture, management and analysis of archaeological data. Beyond the City Walls (BCW) is a landscape archaeology project based in the countryside...

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The scope of this project is the advancement of terahertz spectroscopy as diagnostic tool on cultural heritage assets. The project will span from tackling issues in reflectance imaging to the determination of spectral datasets for ancient and modern pigments. The final goal is to make the terahertz spectroscopy adapt for the everyday laboratory routine.
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35th Annual conference of the Aerial Archaeology Research Group. AARG provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and information for all those actively involved in the use of aerial methods in the study of field archaeology and landscape history, and in defining preservation policies for archaeological sites and landscapes. As an organisation we engage with a wide range of methods, including the use of aerial photography, lidar, UAV-based survey and satellite-based approaches. CALL FOR PAPERS Oral Papers (20 minutes) and posters (A1 portrait) are invited on the themes of: -Local session: aerial archaeology in Italy -Coastal, shallow and lagoon water environments -Drones: to drone or not to drone -Remote sensing and Land management: field and agricultural systems -Monitoring changes (looting, endangered historical heritage, environmental changes) -Aerial archaeology in collaboration – using methodological approaches from other branches of science -General discussion: can we stop fly now? For more details: Website: www.unive.it/aarg2018 Twitter: https://twitter.com/Aarg_Venice2018 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AargVenice2018/