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Method for dating old handwritten manuscripts based on spectral photometry of ink in near infrared range
Author(s): Igor Gurov; Mikhail Volkov; Konstantin Barsht; Svetlana Berezkina
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Paper Abstract

Several problems of spectral photometry analysis of handwritten documents have been studied like combined reflection from the both ink and paper material impregnated by ink, the illumination spatial non-uniformity with small light intensity, flexibility and instability of paper sheets. The images acquired at different wavelengths were spatially matched using developed computer algorithm and then regions of interests, i.e. ink lines were extracted. Then reflection spectra obtained at all pixels of ink lines were composed in vector representation, and comparison of the vectors was conducted. As the result, degree of correspondence between different fragments of text has been evaluated. The optical setup and its calibration procedures are considered in detail as well as results of image processing, matching, segmentation and spectral photometry evaluation of ink. Experimental results of different text fragments matching and estimates of text fragments spectral correspondence degree are presented and discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 July 2017
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10331, Optics for Arts, Architecture, and Archaeology VI, 103310H (11 July 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2270089
Show Author Affiliations
Igor Gurov, ITMO Univ. (Russian Federation)
Mikhail Volkov, ITMO Univ. (Russian Federation)
Konstantin Barsht, Institute of Russian Literature (the Pushkin House) (Russian Federation)
Svetlana Berezkina, Institute of Russian Literature (the Pushkin House) (Russian Federation)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10331:
Optics for Arts, Architecture, and Archaeology VI
Luca Pezzati; Piotr Targowski, Editor(s)

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