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Probabilistic image-based characterization of manuscript inks
Author(s): Vassiliki Kokla; Alexandra Psarrou; Vassilis Konstantinou
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Paper Abstract

Inks constitute the main element in Medieval manuscripts and their examination and analysis provides an invaluable source of information on the authenticity of the manuscripts, the number of authors involved and dating of the manuscripts. Most existing methods for the analysis of ink materials are based on destructive testing techniques that require the physicochemical sampling of data. Such methods cannot be widely used because of the historical and cultural value of manuscripts. In this paper we present a novel approach for discriminating and identifying inks based on the correlations of image variations under visible and infrared illumination. Such variations are studied using co-occurrence matrices and detect the behavior of the inks during the scripting process.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 August 2005
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5857, Optical Methods for Arts and Archaeology, 585712 (12 August 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.612434
Show Author Affiliations
Vassiliki Kokla, Univ. of Westminster (United Kingdom)
Alexandra Psarrou, Univ. of Westminster (United Kingdom)
Vassilis Konstantinou, Univ. of Westminster (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5857:
Optical Methods for Arts and Archaeology
Renzo Salimbeni; Luca Pezzati, Editor(s)

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