The digital restoration of historical manuscripts centers on deciphering hidden writings, made imperceptible to the naked eye due to factors such as erasure, fading, carbonization, and aging effects. Recent advancements in modern technologies have significantly improved our ability to unveil and interpret such written cultural heritage that, for centuries, had remained inaccessible to contemporary understanding. This paper aims to present a critical overview of state-of-the-art technologies, engaging in discussions about perspectives and limitations, and anticipating future applications. Serving as a practical guide, this work seeks to assist in the selection of techniques for digitally restoring ancient writings. Additionally, potential and challenges associated with integrating these techniques with advanced machine-learning approaches are also outlined.

New frontiers in the digital restoration of hidden texts in manuscripts: a review of the technical approaches / Perino, Michela; Pronti, Lucilla; Moffa, Candida; Rosellini, Michela; Felici, Anna Candida. - In: HERITAGE. - ISSN 2571-9408. - 7:(2024), pp. 683-696. [10.3390/heritage7020034]

New frontiers in the digital restoration of hidden texts in manuscripts: a review of the technical approaches

Michela Perino;Lucilla Pronti;Candida Moffa;Michela Rosellini;Anna Candida Felici
2024

Abstract

The digital restoration of historical manuscripts centers on deciphering hidden writings, made imperceptible to the naked eye due to factors such as erasure, fading, carbonization, and aging effects. Recent advancements in modern technologies have significantly improved our ability to unveil and interpret such written cultural heritage that, for centuries, had remained inaccessible to contemporary understanding. This paper aims to present a critical overview of state-of-the-art technologies, engaging in discussions about perspectives and limitations, and anticipating future applications. Serving as a practical guide, this work seeks to assist in the selection of techniques for digitally restoring ancient writings. Additionally, potential and challenges associated with integrating these techniques with advanced machine-learning approaches are also outlined.
2024
multispectral imaging; hyperspectral imaging; macro-XRF; X-ray tomography; infrared thermography; terahertz; photoacoustic imaging; synchrotron radiation; PIXE
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New frontiers in the digital restoration of hidden texts in manuscripts: a review of the technical approaches / Perino, Michela; Pronti, Lucilla; Moffa, Candida; Rosellini, Michela; Felici, Anna Candida. - In: HERITAGE. - ISSN 2571-9408. - 7:(2024), pp. 683-696. [10.3390/heritage7020034]
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