Towards letter shape prior and paleographic tables estimation in Hebrew first Temple period ostraca

Arie Shaus, Eli Turkel

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Abstract

The problem of finding a prototype for typewritten or handwritten characters belongs to a family of “shape prior” estimation problems. In epigraphic research, such priors are derived manually, and constitute the building blocks of “paleographic tables”. Suggestions for automatic solutions to the estimation problem are rare in both the Computer Vision and the OCR/Handwriting Text Recognition communities. We review some of the existing approaches, and propose a new robust scheme, suitable for the challenges of degraded historical documents. This fast and easy to implement method is employed for ancient Hebrew inscriptions dated to the First Temple period.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHIP 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 Workshop on Historical Document Imaging and Processing
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages13-18
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450353908
DOIs
StatePublished - 10 Nov 2017
Event4th International Workshop on Historical Document Imaging and Processing, HIP� 2017 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 10 Nov 201711 Nov 2017

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Conference

Conference4th International Workshop on Historical Document Imaging and Processing, HIP� 2017
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityKyoto
Period10/11/1711/11/17

Keywords

  • Allograph
  • Character templates
  • Document-specific alphabet
  • Epigraphy
  • First Temple period
  • Glyph extraction
  • Hebrew ostraca
  • Historical documents
  • Ideal/Platonic prototypes
  • Letter shape prior
  • Paleographic tables

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