International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition
This paper approaches manuscript dating from a Bayesian perspective. Prior work on paleographic date recovery has generally sought to predict a single date for a manuscript. Bayesian analysis makes it possible to estimate a probability distribution that varies with respect to time. This in turn enables a number of alternative analyses that may be of more use to practitioners. For example, it may be useful to identify a range of years that will include a document’s creation date with a particular confidence level. The methods are demonstrated on a selection of Syriac documents created prior to 1300 CE.
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Howe, Nicholas and Xie, Stephanie, "Chronological Profiling for Paleography" (2017). Computer Science: Faculty Publications, Smith College, Northampton, MA.