Researchers use AI to unlock the secrets of ancient texts

Author: Jessica Sieff, Notre Dame News

“There’s a difference between just taking the photos and reading them, and having a program to provide a searchable reading,” said Hildegund Müller, associate professor in the Department of Classics at Notre Dame. “If you consider the texts used in this study — ninth-century manuscripts — that’s an early stage of the Middle Ages. It’s a long time before the printing press. That’s a time when an enormous amount of manuscripts were produced. There is all sorts of information hidden in these manuscripts — unidentified texts that nobody has seen before.”  Read more