Restoring ancient text using deep learning: a case study on Greek epigraphy

  title={Restoring ancient text using deep learning: a case study on Greek epigraphy},
  author={Yannis M. Assael and Thea Sommerschield and J. Prag},
  • Yannis M. Assael, Thea Sommerschield, J. Prag
  • Published in EMNLP/IJCNLP 2019
  • Computer Science
  • Ancient History relies on disciplines such as Epigraphy, the study of ancient inscribed texts, for evidence of the recorded past. However, these texts, “inscriptions”, are often damaged over the centuries, and illegible parts of the text must be restored by specialists, known as epigraphists. This work presents Pythia, the first ancient text restoration model that recovers missing characters from a damaged text input using deep neural networks. Its architecture is carefully designed to handle… CONTINUE READING
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