Workshop annoucement: 16th Dec 2010 OeRC Print
Written by Segolene Tarte   
Monday, 06 December 2010 18:26

e-Science and Ancient Documents Project Wrap-up: Outcomes and Outlook

Investigators: Prof. Alan Bowman, Prof. Sir Michael Brady, Dr Melissa Terras

Research Assistant: Dr Ségolène Tarte

Doctoral Student: Henriette Roued-Cunliffe

The e-Science and Ancient Documents project aimed to use computing technologies to aid experts in the complex tasks of reading ancient and damaged documents.

A three-year interdisciplinary project, funded under the AHRC-EPSRC-JISC Arts and Humanities e-Science Initiative until December 2010 (and until September 2011 for the doctoral work), the project is based at the Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents and the Oxford e-Research Centre, with the collaboration of University College London. This third and final workshop will present the outcomes and outlooks of the project.

During this workshop we will present and discuss how we have explored and applied advanced ICT techniques to facilitate the reading of ancient and damaged documents, and how these techniques and tools relate to ongoing research.

· The morning sessions will present the techniques and tools we have developed to support the act of interpretation, ranging from image capture and processing to tools to support reasoning under uncertainty.

· The afternoon sessions will introduce connected projects that can benefit from the integration of the outcomes of the eSAD project and that can thus offer a possibility to sustain the eSAD research results beyond its funding period.



Schedule for the final eSAD workshop

Thursday 16th December 2010, OeRC conference room, Oxford

Morning (10:15 – 12:45)

eSAD session


10:15 – 10:30

Welcome coffee

10:30 – 10:45

Introduction (Alan, Mike)

10:45 – 11:30

Henriette’s talk/demo (35 min + 10 min Q&A)

11:30 – 11:45

Tea, coffee break

11:45 – 12:30

Ségolène’s talk/demo (35 min + 10 min Q&A)

12:30 – 12:45

Summary (Alan, Mike) 15 min

12:45 – 13:30



Afternoon (13:30 – 15:00)

Connected projects session


13:30 – 14:00

RTISAD project (20 min talk + 10 min Q&A)

14:00 – 15:30

Bamboo/VRE project (20 min talk + 10 min Q&A)

14:30 – 15:00

Outlook: what’s next? (Alan, Mike, all)

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