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Interactive Exploration of Illuminated Manuscripts

Rerum Novarum, Interactive Exploration of Illuminated Manuscript  is a project of interactive exploration of artistic digital libraries of illuminated manuscripts. The project of Imagelab (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia) is co-funded by Franco Cosimo Panini S.p.a. and Regione Emilia Romagna (PRRIITT project 2009-2011) and sponsored by Biblioteca Estense Universitaria of Modena.
The project focuses on the design and implementation of a new generation of multimedia systems for analysis, search, retrieval and virtual browsing for images and text in illuminated codes with natural interfaces (touch screens and large installations) and collaborative tagging.
The system will allow a new browsing experience and exploration of Renaissance masterpieces for experts, users and art lovers.


Additional resources

Demo and Project Page

Youtube Video


1 C. Grana; D. Borghesani; R. Cucchiara "Automatic segmentation of digitalized historical manuscripts" MULTIMEDIA TOOLS AND APPLICATIONS, vol. 55 (3), pp. 483 -506 , 2011 Journal
2 C. Grana; D. Borghesani; R. Cucchiara "Optimized Block-based Connected Components Labeling with Decision Trees" IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON IMAGE PROCESSING, vol. 19 (6), pp. 1596 -1609 , 2010 Journal
3 C. Grana; D. Borghesani; R. Cucchiara "Surfing on Artistic Documents with Visually Assisted Tagging" Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Multimedia (ACM Multimedia 2010), Florence, Italy, pp. 1343 -1352 , Oct 25-29, 2010 Conference

Project Info



26/04/2009 - 26/04/2011

Project Web Site

Funded by:

Franco Cosimo Panini S.p.a. and Regione Emilia Romagna