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Image to Interpretation: An Intelligent System to Aid Historians in Reading the Vindolanda Texts

Melissa Terras

Abstract

The ink and stylus tablets discovered at the Roman fort of Vindolanda are a unique resource for scholars of ancient history. However, the stylus tablets in particular are extremely difficult to read. This book details the development of what appears to be the first system constructed to aid experts in the process of reading an ancient document, exploring the extent to which techniques from artificial intelligence can be used to develop a system that could aid historians in reading the stylus texts. Using knowledge elicitation techniques (borrowed from artificial intelligence and engineering sc ... More

Keywords: papyrology, Roman history, Roman army, artificial intelligence, image processing, digital images, humanities computing, palaeography

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199204557
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204557.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Melissa Terras, author
Lecturer in Electronic Communication, School of Library, Archive and Information Studies, University College London
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