Thursday, October 30, 2008

Archimedes Palimpsest Dataset Released

The team working on the Archimedes Palimpsest has released a massive dataset, "weaving registered images in many wavebands of light with XML transcriptions of the Archimedes and Hyperides texts that are spatially mapped to those images." There's a full introduction to the digital project here (with video). Without a user interface it's a little tricky to navigate at the moment, but the group has made the image files and data available for anyone to work with through a Creative Commons license, so hopefully some enterprising soul will build a handy browse function.

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