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Reconstructing Pompeian Households
David Mimno
Abstract:
A database of objects discovered in houses in the Roman city of Pompeii provides a unique view of ordinary life in an ancient city. Experts have used this collection to study the structure of Roman households, exploring the distribution and variability of tasks in architectural spaces, but such approaches are necessarily affected by modern cultural assumptions. In this study we present a data-driven approach to household archeology, treating it as an unsupervised labeling problem. This approach scales to large data sets and provides a more objective complement to human interpretation.
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Pages: 506-513
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PDF Link: /papers/11/p506-mimno.pdf
BibTex:
@INPROCEEDINGS{Mimno11,
AUTHOR = "David Mimno ",
TITLE = "Reconstructing Pompeian Households",
BOOKTITLE = "Proceedings of the Twenty-Seventh Conference Annual Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI-11)",
PUBLISHER = "AUAI Press",
ADDRESS = "Corvallis, Oregon",
YEAR = "2011",
PAGES = "506--513"
}


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