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Project Details

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Project Name: 
Imaging Papyri at Oxford
Principal Investigator / Director: 
Dirk Obbink
Other Participants: 
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  • Division: Humanities
  • Unit: Classics Faculty
  • Sub-Unit: not specified
Start Date: 
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End Date: 
28/08/09
Partner organizations (inside or outside Oxford): 
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Funder: 
AHRC
Subject Area: 
Classics and Ancient History
Project Description: 

The imaging papyri project is seeking to apply chemical and imaging techniques to discover what is written on the Oxyrhynchus Papyri. The Papyri are from a burnt library discovered at Oxyrhynchus in Egypt. They have produced and online searchable database of images of the papyri and also have tools for users to arrange papyri fragments on the website. The technique has provided the tools necessary to recover literary fragments which throw new light on ancient myths, including that of Narcissus.

Other projects the participants have been involved in: 
ICT Methods: 
CategorySub-HeadingsDetails
Data CaptureImage capture2d Scanning and photography
Textual InputManual input and transcription
- -Text recognition
Data analysisSearching/LinkingContent-based image retrieval
- -Searching and querying
Text AnalysisText mining
Data publishing and disseminationWeb developmentGeneral website development
Data structuring and enhancementClassifying and linkingCataloguing and indexing
- -Record linkages structuring
Image ProcessingImage enhancement
- -Image restoration and rectification
Text EncodingText encoding - descriptive
- -Text encoding - presentational
Practice-led researchScanning, Photography and ImagesImage manipulation
Strategy and project managementICT Project ManagementDocumentation
- -General project management
Last updated: 
25/06/2015 16:24:21
Updated by: 
martinw@ox.ac.uk