Every day, archaeologists from around the world have to recognise and classify thousands of ceramic fragments.
With ArchAIDE, a tablet or a smartphone can be used to take a photo of a ceramic fragment, and to enter basic textual information.
For each fragment, the system offers an interface to allow guided drawing of the fragment’s profile by tracing the photo
An automated search is performed, matching the fragment to a comparative collection, which activates the automatic recognition system, resulting in a response with relevant information about the fragment.
All the information is stored within an online database, allowing each new discovery to be shared.