This Digital Humanities project proposes an innovative approach to Artificial Intelligence applied to Byzantine sigillography. Our proposal combines computer vision, knowledge engineering and mathematical modeling of spatial relationships to help with the interpretation of Byzantine seals. The goal of this research is to (i) work on the recognition of writings on seals, (ii) analyze iconographic scenes and (iii) propose solutions based on AI/ML techniques to interpret damaged areas based on existing insights. This project will be led by Victoria Eyharabide (young researcher and coordinator) who gathered a women’s team of experts comprised of Pr. Béatrice Caseau (Byzantine history), Pr. Isabelle Bloch (image understanding and AI) and associate Pr. Laurence Likforman (computer vision). This project brings a unique opportunity to develop a new multidisciplinary research collaboration while enabling a young researcher to strengthen her leadership and coordination skills.
Madame Victoria EYHARABIDE (SENS, TEXTE, INFORMATIQUE, HISTOIRE)
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EA4509 SENS, TEXTE, INFORMATIQUE, HISTOIRE
Help of the ANR 266,000 euros
Beginning and duration of the scientific project: September 2021 - 48 Months