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Title: 
HeiCuBeDa Hilprecht  Heidelberg Cuneiform Benchmark Dataset for the Hilprecht Collection 
Identification Number: 
doi:10.11588/data/IE8CCN 
Distributor: 
heiDATA 
Date of Distribution: 
20190606 
Version: 
2 
Bibliographic Citation: 
Mara, Hubert, 2019, "HeiCuBeDa Hilprecht  Heidelberg Cuneiform Benchmark Dataset for the Hilprecht Collection", https://doi.org/10.11588/data/IE8CCN, heiDATA, V2 
Citation 

Title: 
HeiCuBeDa Hilprecht  Heidelberg Cuneiform Benchmark Dataset for the Hilprecht Collection 
Identification Number: 
doi:10.11588/data/IE8CCN 
Authoring Entity: 
Mara, Hubert (IWR, Heidelberg University) 
Other identifications and acknowledgements: 
Bayer, Paul Victor 
Producer: 
Hubert Mara 
Bartosz Bogacz 

Date of Production: 
20190311 
Software used in Production: 
GigaMesh Software Framework 
Distributor: 
heiDATA 
Access Authority: 
Mara, Hubert 
Date of Deposit: 
20190225 
Holdings Information: 
https://doi.org/10.11588/data/IE8CCN 
Study Scope 

Keywords: 
Arts and Humanities, Computer and Information Science 
Abstract: 
The number of known cuneiform tablets is assumed to be in the hundreds of thousands. A fraction has been published by printing photographs and manual tracings in books, which is collected by the online Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI) catalog including some of these images and providing metadata for more than 100.000 tablets. While 3Dacquisition of tablets is the most modern way for their documentation, the number of 3Ddatasets is relatively small and often not openly accessible. However, the Hilprecht Archive Online (HAO) provides 1977 highresolution 3D scans of tablets under an Open Access license. While both the HAO and the CDLI are accessible publicly, largescale machine learning and pattern recognition on cuneiform tablets remains elusive, because the data is only accessible by navigating web pages, the tablet identifiers between collections are inconsistent, and the 3D data is unprepared and challenging for automated processing. We enable largescale analysis of cuneiform tablets by this HeiCuBeda for Hilprecht assembly, which is a crossreferenced benchmark dataset of processed cuneiform tablets: (i) frontally aligned 3D tablets with precomputed highdimensional surface features, (ii) sixviews raster images for offtheshelf image processing, and (iii) metadata, transcriptions, and transliterations, for a subset of 707 tablets, for learning alignment between 3D data, image and linguistic expression. This is the first dataset of its kind, and of its size, in cuneiform research. This benchmark dataset is prepared for easeofuse and immediate availability for computational researches, lowering the barrier to experiment and apply standard methods of analysis. A script in Python is provided to retrieve and compute an updated JSON database of the CDLI’s metadata and raster images. Uptodate code and metadata are also available at <a href="https://gitlab.com/fcgl/releases//tree/master/mara_icdar_2019">https://gitlab.com/fcgl/releases//tree/master/mara_icdar_2019</a>. 
Date of Collection: 
20180724201808222019030120190311 
Kind of Data: 
Cuneiform tablets 
Kind of Data: 
3D Measurement data 
Notes: 
Further Identifiers of the persons involved:<p> <p> <ul> <li>Hubert Mara: ORCID: <a href="https://orcid.org/0000000220044153">https://orcid.org/0000000220044153</a>, Wikidata: <a href="https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q97924674">https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q97924674</a></li> <li>Bartosz Bogacz: ORCID: <a href="https://orcid.org/0000000283235694">https://orcid.org/0000000283235694</a>, Wikidata: <a href="https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q102869220">https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q102869220</a></li> <li>Paul Victor Bayer: ORCID: <a href="https://orcid.org/0000000315285531">https://orcid.org/0000000315285531</a></li> </ul> 
Methodology and Processing 

Sources Statement 

Origins of Sources: 
Hilprecht Sammlung, Jena, Germany, <a href="https://hilprecht.mpiwgberlin.mpg.de/ ">https://hilprecht.mpiwgberlin.mpg.de/</a><p/> Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI) <a href="https://cdli.ucla.edu/">https://cdli.ucla.edu/</a> 
Data Access 

Other Study Description Materials 

Related Studies 

Heidelberg Cuneiform 3D Database (HeiCu3Da) for the Hilprecht Collection: <a href="https://doi.org/10.11588/heidicon.hilprecht">https://doi.org/10.11588/heidicon.hilprecht</a> 

Related Publications 

Citation 

Title: 
H. Mara and B. Bogacz, "Breaking the Code on Broken Tablets: The Learning Challenge for Annotated Cuneiform Script in Normalized 2D and 3D Datasets," 2019 International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR), Sydney, NSW, Australia, 2019, pp. 148153. 
Identification Number: 
https://doi.org/10.1109/ICDAR.2019.00032 
Bibliographic Citation: 
H. Mara and B. Bogacz, "Breaking the Code on Broken Tablets: The Learning Challenge for Annotated Cuneiform Script in Normalized 2D and 3D Datasets," 2019 International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR), Sydney, NSW, Australia, 2019, pp. 148153. 
Citation 

Title: 
Bartosz Bogacz and Hubert Mara: Period Classification of 3D Cuneiform Tablets with Geometric Neural Networks. In: Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Frontiers of Handwriting Recognition (ICFHR). Dortmund, Germany 2020. 
Identification Number: 
https://doi.org/10.1109/ICFHR2020.2020.00053 
Bibliographic Citation: 
Bartosz Bogacz and Hubert Mara: Period Classification of 3D Cuneiform Tablets with Geometric Neural Networks. In: Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Frontiers of Handwriting Recognition (ICFHR). Dortmund, Germany 2020. 
Citation 

Title: 
GigaMesh and Gilgamesh  3D Multiscale Integral Invariant Cuneiform Character Extraction 
Identification Number: 
https://doi.org/10.2312/VAST/VAST10/131138 
Bibliographic Citation: 
GigaMesh and Gilgamesh  3D Multiscale Integral Invariant Cuneiform Character Extraction 
Citation 

Title: 
MultiScale Integral Invariants for Robust Character Extraction from Irregular Polygon Mesh Data 
Identification Number: 
10.11588/heidok.00013890 
Bibliographic Citation: 
MultiScale Integral Invariants for Robust Character Extraction from Irregular Polygon Mesh Data 
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HeiCuBeDa_00_Supplementary_Documentation.pdf 
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Supplementary Documentation about the contents of the HeiCuBeDa and HeiCu3Da bundles. 
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HeiCuBeDa_01_Logo_1977.pdf 
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Logo for the HeiCuBeDa Hilprecht dataset consisting of 1977 cuneiform tablets. 
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HeiCuBeDa_A1_Images_Sideviews_MSII_Filter.zip 
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A complete set of six side views for each of the 1977 3Ddatasets using the MSII filter response to highlight surface details i.e. cuneiform script and sealings. Recommended for learning tasks. The images are stored as PNGs. 
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HeiCuBeDa_A2_Images_Sideviews_VirtualLight.zip 
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Complete set of eight side views of the 3Dmodels rendering using a virtual light source and a metallic surface to mimic the illumination setup of photographs. The images are stored as PNGs. 
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HeiCuBeDa_B_Hilprecht_Database_240121.json 
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HeiCuBeDa_B_Scrape_CDLI_240121.py 
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HeiCuBeDa_C_3DData_with_MSII_and_FunctionValue_part01.zip 
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Stanford Polygon (PLY) files including the feature vectors computed using the volume based integral invariant. 
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HeiCuBeDa_C_3DData_with_MSII_and_FunctionValue_part02.zip 
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Stanford Polygon (PLY) files including the feature vectors computed using the volume based integral invariant. 
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HeiCuBeDa_C_3DData_with_MSII_and_FunctionValue_part03.zip 
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Stanford Polygon (PLY) files including the feature vectors computed using the volume based integral invariant. 
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HeiCuBeDa_C_3DData_with_MSII_and_FunctionValue_part04.zip 
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Stanford Polygon (PLY) files including the feature vectors computed using the volume based integral invariant. 
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HeiCuBeDa_C_3DData_with_MSII_and_FunctionValue_part05.zip 
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Stanford Polygon (PLY) files including the feature vectors computed using the volume based integral invariant. 
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HeiCuBeDa_C_3DData_with_MSII_and_FunctionValue_part06.zip 
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Stanford Polygon (PLY) files including the feature vectors computed using the volume based integral invariant. 
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HeiCuBeDa_C_3DData_with_MSII_and_FunctionValue_part07.zip 
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Stanford Polygon (PLY) files including the feature vectors computed using the volume based integral invariant. 
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HeiCuBeDa_C_3DData_with_MSII_and_FunctionValue_part08.zip 
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Stanford Polygon (PLY) files including the feature vectors computed using the volume based integral invariant. 
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HeiCuBeDa_C_3DData_with_MSII_and_FunctionValue_part09.zip 
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Stanford Polygon (PLY) files including the feature vectors computed using the volume based integral invariant. 
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HeiCuBeDa_C_3DData_with_MSII_and_FunctionValue_part10.zip 
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Stanford Polygon (PLY) files including the feature vectors computed using the volume based integral invariant. 
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HeiCuBeDa_C_3DData_with_MSII_and_FunctionValue_part11.zip 
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Stanford Polygon (PLY) files including the feature vectors computed using the volume based integral invariant. 
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HeiCuBeDa_C_3DData_with_MSII_and_FunctionValue_part12.zip 
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Stanford Polygon (PLY) files including the feature vectors computed using the volume based integral invariant. 
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HeiCuBeDa_C_3DData_with_MSII_and_FunctionValue_part13.zip 
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Stanford Polygon (PLY) files including the feature vectors computed using the volume based integral invariant. 
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HeiCuBeDa_C_3DData_with_MSII_and_FunctionValue_part14.zip 
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Stanford Polygon (PLY) files including the feature vectors computed using the volume based integral invariant. 
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HeiCuBeDa_C_3DData_with_MSII_and_FunctionValue_part15.zip 
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Stanford Polygon (PLY) files including the feature vectors computed using the volume based integral invariant. 
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HeiCuBeDa_C_3DData_with_MSII_and_FunctionValue_part16.zip 
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Stanford Polygon (PLY) files including the feature vectors computed using the volume based integral invariant. 
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HeiCuBeDa_C_3DData_with_MSII_and_FunctionValue_part17.zip 
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Stanford Polygon (PLY) files including the feature vectors computed using the volume based integral invariant. 
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HeiCuBeDa_C_3DData_with_MSII_and_FunctionValue_part18.zip 
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Stanford Polygon (PLY) files including the feature vectors computed using the volume based integral invariant. 
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HeiCuBeDa_C_3DData_with_MSII_and_FunctionValue_part19.zip 
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Stanford Polygon (PLY) files including the feature vectors computed using the volume based integral invariant. 
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HeiCuBeDa_C_3DData_with_MSII_and_FunctionValue_part20.zip 
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Stanford Polygon (PLY) files including the feature vectors computed using the volume based integral invariant. 
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HeiCuBeDa_D_MSII_filter_results_surface_integration_part01.tar 
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Multiscale surface based integral invariants as GNU Octave MAT file compressed with bzip2. One vector per line. First column is the vertex index. 
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HeiCuBeDa_D_MSII_filter_results_surface_integration_part02.tar 
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Multiscale surface based integral invariants as GNU Octave MAT file compressed with bzip2. One vector per line. First column is the vertex index. 
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HeiCuBeDa_D_MSII_filter_results_surface_integration_part03.tar 
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Multiscale surface based integral invariants as GNU Octave MAT file compressed with bzip2. One vector per line. First column is the vertex index. 
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HeiCuBeDa_D_MSII_filter_results_surface_integration_part04.tar 
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Multiscale surface based integral invariants as GNU Octave MAT file compressed with bzip2. One vector per line. First column is the vertex index. 
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HeiCuBeDa_D_MSII_filter_results_surface_integration_part05.tar 
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Multiscale surface based integral invariants as GNU Octave MAT file compressed with bzip2. One vector per line. First column is the vertex index. 
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HeiCuBeDa_D_MSII_filter_results_surface_integration_part06.tar 
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Multiscale surface based integral invariants as GNU Octave MAT file compressed with bzip2. One vector per line. First column is the vertex index. 
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HeiCuBeDa_D_MSII_filter_results_surface_integration_part07.tar 
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Multiscale surface based integral invariants as GNU Octave MAT file compressed with bzip2. One vector per line. First column is the vertex index. 
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HeiCuBeDa_D_MSII_filter_results_surface_integration_part08.tar 
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Multiscale surface based integral invariants as GNU Octave MAT file compressed with bzip2. One vector per line. First column is the vertex index. 
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HeiCuBeDa_D_MSII_filter_results_surface_integration_part09.tar 
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Multiscale surface based integral invariants as GNU Octave MAT file compressed with bzip2. One vector per line. First column is the vertex index. 
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HeiCuBeDa_D_MSII_filter_results_surface_integration_part10.tar 
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Multiscale surface based integral invariants as GNU Octave MAT file compressed with bzip2. One vector per line. First column is the vertex index. 
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HeiCuBeDa_D_MSII_filter_results_surface_integration_part11.tar 
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Multiscale surface based integral invariants as GNU Octave MAT file compressed with bzip2. One vector per line. First column is the vertex index. 
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HeiCuBeDa_D_MSII_filter_results_surface_integration_part12.tar 
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Multiscale surface based integral invariants as GNU Octave MAT file compressed with bzip2. One vector per line. First column is the vertex index. 
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Multiscale surface based integral invariants as GNU Octave MAT file compressed with bzip2. One vector per line. First column is the vertex index. 
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Multiscale surface based integral invariants as GNU Octave MAT file compressed with bzip2. One vector per line. First column is the vertex index. 
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Multiscale surface based integral invariants as GNU Octave MAT file compressed with bzip2. One vector per line. First column is the vertex index. 
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Multiscale surface based integral invariants as GNU Octave MAT file compressed with bzip2. One vector per line. First column is the vertex index. 
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Multiscale surface based integral invariants as GNU Octave MAT file compressed with bzip2. One vector per line. First column is the vertex index. 
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Multiscale surface based integral invariants as GNU Octave MAT file compressed with bzip2. One vector per line. First column is the vertex index. 
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