University of Konstanz
Graduiertenkolleg / PhD Program
Computer and Information Science

Guest Talks

title

Document Analysis of Glagolitic Sacramentary Manuscripts

speaker

Prof. Dr. Robert Sablatnig, TU Vienna, Austria
Vienna, Austria

date & place

Tuesday, 14.07.2009, 14:00 h
Room Z 613

abstract

The Analysis of Glagolitic Sacramentary Manuscripts is a collaboration of philologists and computer scientists devoted to the recording, investigation and editing of medieval Slavonic manuscripts. The study of handwritten sources covers a wide field reaching from the examination of the physical body up to the text and its contents, make-up and condition. Until the 1990ties this was mainly a domain of the humanities. Technical scientists were engaged predominantly in the recording and conservation of valuable objects. During recent years, however, interdisciplinary work has gained ground, concentrating not any more on a few special tasks, like the development of Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software, but comprising a growing amount of relevant items: the description of manuscripts, the digital-publication of texts, the imaging and restoring of watermarks, palimpsests and other "latent" texts, or a thorough description of writing systems and the identification of individual handwriting. Results of the project are presented with a focus on Multispectral Image Acquisition, Registration and Image Enhancement, Stroke Analysis and Ruling Estimation.