Epigraphica 3.0

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Taken from the project website (Accessed 2019-09-03):

'Epigraphica 3.0' is a two-year project funded by the Regional Government of Galicia (2017-2019), and supported by the Council for Galician Culture, the Epigraphic Archive of Hispania and the Supercomputing Center of Galicia. It aims to design and create an online-open-access corpus of Roman inscriptions from Galicia, beginning with those from Ourense Province. The project will contribute to a better knowledge of the Roman history of Galicia through the thorough analysis of the Latin inscriptions, building an updated database in which all the 3D models will be publicly shared.

'Epigraphica 3.0' comprises the following methodological phases. A pre-fieldwork stage is carried out at the Epigraphic Archive of Hispania (Madrid), focused on the analysis of the epigraphic information of each inscription. Subsequently, the inscriptions are 3D recorded through dense photogrammetry during the fieldwork, filling out a standard worksheet with basic information which is immediately registered in a Microsoft Access database. Next, 3D models are analysed with postprocessing techniques, and the database is completed with an updated reading. Finally, both epigraphic and digital results will be shared in a webpage for query and download, with interface options using the 3D Heritage Online Presenter (3DHOP) (Potenziani et al. 2015).

As 'Epigraphica 3.0' pays particular attention to the use of post-processing techniques for the epigraphic texts restitution, several methods are being applied, such as artificial lighting analysis, Radiance Scaling MeshLab shader, Ambient occlusion and mesh comparisons (Carrero Pazos et al. 2017).