Cultural heritage as a vehical for basic research in computing science: Pasteur's quadrant and a use-inspired basic research agenda

Arnold, D.B. (2008) Cultural heritage as a vehical for basic research in computing science: Pasteur's quadrant and a use-inspired basic research agenda Computer Graphics Forum, 27 (8). pp. 2188-2196. ISSN 1467-8659

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Abstract

Donald Stokes argued [Sto97] that for 50 years from the end of the Second World War to the end of the 20th century, there was an unhealthy taxonomy of research types which was formulated on a linear scale from pure to applied. The argument goes that the best research is only possible in environments which are free from contemplation of the potential uses to which results might be applied. In this paper, current research challenges in the application of ICTs to cultural heritage information are reviewed in order to consider where these applications-linked needs require solutions that will advance the understanding of computational principles and help to develop new basic understanding in computer science, including shape manipulation and other aspects of importance in computer graphics and virtual environments. The paper draws extensively on the recently published EPOCH research agenda [AG07] for illustrations of the types of research which are required for the Cultural Heritage sector and the relationship between these and basic research challenges in Computing Science.

Item Type: Journal article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cultural heritage
Subjects: V000 Historical and Philosophical studies
G000 Computing and Mathematical Sciences > G400 Computing
DOI (a stable link to the resource): 10.1111/j.1467-8659.2008.01195.x
Faculties: Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics > ICT and Cultural Heritage
Depositing User: Helen Webb
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2007
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2013 10:54
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/3326

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