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Multispectral pattern recognition applied to x-ray fluorescence images of the Archimedes Palimpsest
Author(s): D. Michael Hansen; Roger L. Easton; Rolando Raqueño
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Paper Abstract

The Archimedes Palimpsest is one of the most significant texts in the history of science. Much of the text has been read using images of reflected visible light and visible light produced by ultraviolet fluorescence. However, these techniques do not perform well on the four pages of the manuscript that are obscured by forged icons that were painted over these pages during the first half of the 20th century. X-ray fluorescence images of one of these pages have been processed using spectral pattern recognition techniques developed for environmental remote sensing to recover the original texts beneath the paint.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 January 2007
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6500, Document Recognition and Retrieval XIV, 65000B (29 January 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.704532
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D. Michael Hansen, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States)
Roger L. Easton, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States)
Rolando Raqueño, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6500:
Document Recognition and Retrieval XIV
Xiaofan Lin; Berrin A. Yanikoglu, Editor(s)

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