Towards an Inpainting Framework for Visual Cultural Heritage
Cultural heritage takes an important part in defining the identity and the history of a civilization or a nation. Valuing and preserving this heritage is thus a top priority for governments and heritage institutions. Through this paper, we present an image completion (inpainting) approach adapted for the curation and the completion of damaged artwork. Our approach uses a set of machine learning techniques such as Generative Adversarial Networks which are among the most powerful generative models that can be trained to generate realistic data samples. As we are focusing mostly on visual cultural heritage, the pipeline of our framework has many optimizations such as the use of clustering to optimize the training of the generative part to ensure a better performance across a variety of cultural data categories. The experimental results of our framework are promising and were validated on a dataset of paintings.
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