Benvenuti in queste pagine dedicate all'archeologia. Amelia Carolina Sparavigna

Friday, 15 July 2011

The digital restoration of ancient papyri

My paper on the Digital Restoration of Ancient Papyri has been selected by
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You can read it at the site
arXiv:0903.5045 http://arxiv.org/abs/0903.5045
Amelia Carolina Sparavigna
Computer Science > Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
Digital Restoration of Ancient Papyri
(Submitted on 30 Mar 2009)
Image processing can be used for digital restoration of ancient papyri, that is, for a restoration performed on their digital images. The digital manipulation allows reducing the background signals and enhancing the readability of texts. In the case of very old and damaged documents, this is fundamental for identification of the patterns of letters. Some examples of restoration, obtained with an image processing which uses edges detection and Fourier filtering, are shown. One of them concerns 7Q5 fragment of the Dead Sea Scrolls.