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Optical pattern recognition in the analysis of ancient Babylonian cuneiform inspection
Author(s): Hartmut Gruber; Nazif Demoli; Guenther K.G. Wernicke; Uwe Dahms
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Paper Abstract

The subject of interest is ancient Babylonian cuneiform inscriptions in clay tablets representing three-dimensional carriers of information. Investigations have been carried out on original cuneiform signs as well as on models of signs. For the characterization of inscriptions by means of optical pattern recognition techniques an algorithm is presented that includes the following steps: data reduction, feature extraction, average pattern production, power spectrum mask production, average matched spatial filter production, and finally the correlation experiment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 November 1995
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2647, International Conference on Holography and Correlation Optics, (10 November 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.226685
Show Author Affiliations
Hartmut Gruber, Humboldt Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Nazif Demoli, Institute of Physics (Croatia)
Guenther K.G. Wernicke, Humboldt Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Uwe Dahms, Humboldt Univ. Berlin (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2647:
International Conference on Holography and Correlation Optics
Oleg V. Angelsky, Editor(s)

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