NOESIS: Development of a Novel and Integrated Portable Non-Destructive Analysis System for the Docum
The project is designed to produce non-destructive non-invasive image-based processing techniques to aid the historical analysis and examination of five significant Mediterranean collections of manuscripts (hosted by libraries and museums in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Cyprus, and Israel). Digital images from the target manuscripts captured in colour visible, ultraviolet and monochrome infrared will be used to derive computational profiles of the ink and support (paper, papyrus, etc) used. The profiles will be based on the image properties of the materials exhibited due to either to the physical characteristics of their composition or to there manufacturing process.
- Create a non-destructive non-invasive image-based analysis of manuscripts.
- Enable the classification of manuscript ink and supports, Aid authentication and dating of manuscripts from the Mediterranean region by verifying the homogeneity of their inks and supports.
- Enable the isolation, discrimination and analysis of faded or overlapping writings such as palimpsests.
- Aid the restoration and storage of manuscripts and facilitate the historical cross-referencing of manuscripts found in the Mediterranean region.