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Project Details

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Project Name: 
Poxy: Oxyrhynchus Online
Principal Investigator / Director: 
Dirk Obbink
Oxford participants: 
Dirk Obbink (Main Contact)
Other Participants: 
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  • Division: Humanities
  • Unit: Classics Faculty
  • Sub-Unit: Classical Languages
Start Date: 
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End Date: 
Partner organizations (inside or outside Oxford): 
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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. This site provides an indexed database of the papyri. The database contains images, descriptions and translations as well as bibliographic details

Other projects the participants have been involved in: 
ICT Methods: 
Data CaptureImage capture2d Scanning and photography
Textual InputManual input and transcription
Data analysisAudiovisual AnalysisImage feature measurement
Searching/LinkingContent-based image retrieval
- -Searching and querying
Data structuring and enhancementClassifying and linkingCataloguing and indexing
Image ProcessingImage enhancement
- -Image restoration and rectification
Other Data ProcessingData modelling
Text EncodingText encoding - referential
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25/06/2015 16:24:36
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