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Combat on-line illegal numismatic sales

Combat on-line illegal numismatic sales

Objective

The COINS project aims at providing a substantial contribution to the fight against illegal trade and theft of coins which appears to be a major part of the illegal antiques market. For this goal, state-of-art Information Technology will be used. The project will develop standardized inventories by defining a domain ontology based on CIDOC-CRM, the standard ontology for Cultural Heritage, and a multilingual thesaurus. Data management tools will be created as well, and a specialized web search tool.

The recognition of coins will be based on new algorithms of pattern recognition and image processing, in a field (classification and identification of ancient coins) as yet unexplored. The project will disseminate its results also by means of a demonstrator freely accessible on the Internet. Substantial contribution to the project will come from stakeholders, some of which are present in the partnership, which includes the Italian law enforcement organisation Carabinieri and three major national museums with important coin collections.

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Coordinator

PIN SOC.CONS. A R.L. - SERVIZI DIDATTICI E SCIENTIFICI PER L'UNIVERSITA DI FIRENZE

Address

Piazza Ciardi 25
Prato

Italy

Administrative Contact

Franco NICCOLUCCI (Professor)

Participants (7)

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TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN

Austria

AUSTRIAN RESEARCH CENTERS GMBH - ARC

Austria

SOPRINTENDENZA ARCHEOLOGICA DI ROMA

Italy

COMANDO CARABINIERI TUTELA PATRIMONIO CULTURALE

Italy

VARTEC NV

Belgium

MUZEUL NATIONAL DE ISTORIE A ROMANIEI DIN BUCURESTI

Romania

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 44450

  • Start date

    1 February 2007

  • End date

    31 January 2009

Funded under:

FP6-POLICIES

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 028 000

  • EU contribution

    € 820 000

Coordinated by:

PIN SOC.CONS. A R.L. - SERVIZI DIDATTICI E SCIENTIFICI PER L'UNIVERSITA DI FIRENZE

Italy