13.0180 edge-recognition of mss. fragments?

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Thu, 9 Sep 1999 21:44:17 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 13, No. 180.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

Date: Thu, 09 Sep 1999 21:24:23 +0100
From: Dominik Wujastyk <ucgadkw@ucl.ac.uk>
Subject: Edge-recognition of manuscript fragments

Dear colleagues,

At the Wellcome Institute library we have an old Egyptian papyrus which is
in fragments.

I have a memory that some years back I read somewhere about a program
which looked at scanned images of irregular objects and ran a best-fit
algorithm. I can't recall if it was working on MS fragments or on pieces
of amphorae.

I have been in contact with Espen Ore, and found out a bit about the
current work which came out of the Litera program. This is more aimed at
matching written character forms, rather than fragment edges.

Does any one else know of a program of the type I'm fishing for?

I have read the several excellent papyrus resources on the web (Duke,
etc.), but none seem to mention a program of the type we need.


Dr Dominik Wujastyk,              FAX:       +44 171 611 8545
Wellcome Institute for            URL: 	     http://www.ucl.ac.uk/~ucgadkw/
   the History of Medicine,        Email:     d.wujastyk@ucl.ac.uk
Wellcome Trust, 183 Euston Road,  Trust URL: http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/library
London NW1 2BE, England.

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