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Pictures as Primary Sources for Computer-Based Art History Data

Published

Author(s)

Russell A. Kirsch

Abstract

In research on automatic processing of art history data and documents, problems are formulated and solved based on implicit assumptions of what tools are available. The purpose of this paper is to call attention to tools drawn from parts of Computer Science, with which art historians are generally unfamiliar, in order to suggest that the computers which process these data and documents may also view them in several senses that will be explained below. We question the assumption that computers must be blind to the art from which the data and documents derive.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the International Conference on Automatic Processing of Art History Data
Conference Dates
September 24-27, 1984
Conference Location
Pisa, IT

Keywords

art history data, computer science, automatic processing

Citation

Kirsch, R. (1984), Pictures as Primary Sources for Computer-Based Art History Data, Proceedings of the International Conference on Automatic Processing of Art History Data, Pisa, IT, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=821234 (Accessed April 16, 2024)
Created September 1, 1984, Updated February 17, 2017