IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 530: Digital Pleasures, I: Pleasing the Paleographer? - Examples of Automatic Writer Identification

Tuesday 2 July 2013, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Groupement de Recherche 'Diplomatique' (GDR 3177-CNRS)
Organiser:Jan W. J. Burgers, Huygens ING - KNAW (Instituut voor Nederlandse Geschiedenis, Koninklijke Nederlandse Academie van Wetenschappen), Den Haag / Universiteit van Amsterdam
Moderator/Chair:Georg Vogeler, Zentrum für Informationsmodellierung in den Geisteswissenschaften, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
Paper 530-aGIWIS Revisited, or Why It Keeps Getting Better: Handwritings of Chancery Clerks of the Count of Holland, 1299-1345
(Language: English)
Jinna Smit, Capaciteitsgroep Geschiedenis, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Computing in Medieval Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 530-bThe Groningen Intelligent Writer Identification System: Do Try This at Home!
(Language: English)
Lambert Schomaker, Department of Artificial Intelligence, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Computing in Medieval Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 530-cAnnotating, Describing, and Analysing: Digital Writer Identification in Medieval Papal Documents - Changes and New Chances for Paleographical Methods
(Language: English)
Benedikt Hotz, Historisches Seminar, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Computing in Medieval Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 530-dA Letter Driven Writer Identification in Medieval Papal Charters
(Language: English)
Vincent Christlein, Department Informatik, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Computing in Medieval Studies
Abstract

Since a few years, paleographers are experimenting with automatic writer identification. Test results clearly show that software can be used to analyze medieval handwritings. This session aims at showing researchers the promises and limitations of working with these digital tools. The papers are presented by paleographers and computer experts as the expertise of both sides is needed to make reliable writer identification software.