Faculty Advisor

Carrera, Fabio

Faculty Advisor

Pedersen, Peder C.

Abstract

Medieval documents are often affected by mold growth making the underlying text unreadable. Under ultraviolet illumination, the ink fluoresces and can be easily read. The purpose of this project was to provide recommendations for retrofitting a flat-bed scanner for scanning with ultraviolet illumination and for digital text enhancement to improve readability. The digital images acquired will help preserve the parchment by reducing handling and repeated ultraviolet exposure.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2000

Major

Electrical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

IGSD

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Program

IGSD

Advisor Program

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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