James H. Brusuelas

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In the late nineteenth century, two excavators from the University of Oxford uncovered a vast trove of naturally deteriorated papyri, numbering over 500,000 fragments, from the city of Oxyrhynchus. With varying levels and forms of deterioration, the identification of a papyrus fragment can become a repetitive, long, and exhausting process for a professional(More)
Papyrologists analyze, transcribe, and edit papyrus fragments in order to enrich modern lives by better understanding the linguistics, culture, and literature of the ancient world. One of their common tasks is to match an unknown fragment to a known manuscript. This is especially challenging when the fragments are damaged and contain only limited(More)
Scholars working on vast archives of ancient fragmentary manuscripts have long faced the problem of managing and intuitively interfacing the exponential growth of data as fragments are re-edited over time. Multiple readings, multiple versions, and the reality of a multi-text are concepts not well-suited to the physical codex. Current digital archives and(More)
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