• Piecing Together the Scrolls

    From topazgalaxy@21:1/5 to Yisroel Markov on Fri Feb 26 01:25:37 2016
    On Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 12:27:54 PM UTC-5, Yisroel Markov wrote:
    This sounds like the same technology that DARPA outsourced with a
    $50,000 prize back in 2011: The Unshredder, an Israeli company. http://www.unshredder.com/the-challenge/w1/i1001783/

    Dead Sea Scrolls project will use latest tech to solve 'ultimate

    Ambitious collaboration aims to make sense of 20,000 fragments of 2,000-year-old texts that have baffled researchers for decades

    Israel on Tuesday announced an ambitious new project aimed at finally
    piecing together some of the thousands of fragments of the
    2,000-year-old Dead Sea Scrolls that have mystified experts since
    their discovery in the 1940s and 1950s. The $1.75 million project aims
    to utilize the latest digital tools to help researchers identify
    connections between fragments, the Israel Antiquities Authority said.
    It also involves unprecedented cooperation between key scholars,
    computer science experts, and archives in Israel and overseas. [...]

    The new collaborative project is being funded to the tune 1.6 million
    euros (some $1.75 million) by the Deutsch-Israelische-Projektförderung
    (DIP). It will see cooperation involving the IAA and the universities
    of Haifa, Tel Aviv and Göttingen in Germany. Databases and resources
    will be linked between the Qumran-Lexicon-project at the Göttingen
    Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls
    Digital Library of the IAA to create "an enhanced hands-on virtual
    workspace that will allow scholars around the world to work together simultaneously," the IAA said, "as well as a new platform for
    collaborative production and publication of Dead Sea Scrolls editions.

    Full article at http://www.timesofisrael.com/new-dead-sea-scrolls-project-will-use-latest-technology-to-solve-ultimate-jigsaw/
    Yisroel "Godwrestler Warriorson" Markov - Boston, MA Member www.reason.com -- for a sober analysis of the world DNRC --------------------------------------------------------------------
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    a most excellent project thanks for sharing

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