Walpola Layantha PERERA | Heike MESSEMER | Matthias HEINZ, Rebekka DIETZ
(Technische Universit├Ąt Dresden, Germany)

Keywords: Artificial Intelligence, Mobile App, Cultural Heritage, Digital Humanities, Art History

Description of the APP: The European Commission and cultural institutions in Europe realized that it is vital to document architectural cultural heritage digitally. Hence, a vast amount of 2D images, 3D models and textual historical data has been generated already by academic, non-governmental and commercial organizations. Artificial Intelligence (AI) can help to interpret and present this big data of historical information on mobile apps in creative and interesting ways. Therefore, building an AI supported mobile app by using this big data to travel through the history of an architectural icon is the aim of this project.

Short description about the app: Travel virtually to the history of buildings in Dresden, Germany.
Long description: This app can be used to recognize landmark buildings, recognizing texts on historical buildings, and classification. Also, the app can be used to virtually travel to the history of buildings in Dresden, Germany.

Features of the app: Tour with artificial intelligence, art history, buildings recognition, Classification, Image labelling, Text recognition, travel to past with mobile devices.

Especially for researchers and students in the field of art and architectural history and history such an napp can be a fruitful research tool. The users have the possibility to gain access to a vast amount of data of cultural heritage including metadata and corresponding sources digitally. They can retrieve the data and implement it in their studies. The app provides access to information in a quick way and thus helps students to learn about architectural history.

Moreover, this app offers the possibility for history enthusiasts and tourists to travel to the architectural past. The following image is a screenshot of the app: