Computer-aided Reconstruction and New Matches in the Forma
David Koller and
Bullettino Della Commissione Archeologica Comunale di Roma, Supplementi 15, pp. 103-125, 2006.
A version of this paper was also presented at the conference Formae Urbis Romae - Nuove
scoperte at the Istituto Archaeologico Germanico in Rome, March 3, 2004.
In this paper, we describe our efforts to apply computer-aided
reconstruction algorithms to find new matches and positionings among
the fragments of the Forma Urbis Romae. First, we review the attributes
of the fragments that may be useful clues for automated reconstruction.
Then, we describe several different specific methods that we have developed
which make use of geometric computation capabilities and digital fragment
representations to suggest new matches. These methods are illustrated
with a number of new proposed fragment joins and placements that
have been generated from our computer-aided reconstruction process.