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Apocalypto: revealing lost text with XMT

Mills, David, Davis, Graham R., Lai, Yukun and Rosin, Paul L. 2014. Apocalypto: revealing lost text with XMT. Presented at: Developments in X-Ray Tomography IX, San Diego, California, August 17, 2014. Proc. SPIE 9212,. Developments in X-Ray Tomography , vol. IX. San Diego, California: SPIE, p. 921210. 10.1117/12.2061956

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Abstract

“Can brute-force high-contrast tomography techniques and image processing techniques retrieve textual content from damaged heritage materials?” The Dental Institute at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is the leading centre for very high contrast X-Ray Microtomography imaging. The Apocalypto Project is our collaboration with the heritage community and experts in Computer Vision systems in the Computer Science Department at Cardiff University. This collaboration has developed techniques and a workflow that allows us to reveal textual content from moisture-damaged parchment rolls. This article will also present some initial results from burned and heat shrunken parchment rolls, an insect damaged Mamluk cap and a birch bark roll.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Uncontrolled Keywords: Computer science; Computer vision technology; Cultural heritage; Image processing; Microcomputed tomography; Tomography ; X-rays
Publisher: SPIE
ISSN: 0277-786X
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2018 22:21
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/86523

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