Lunchlezing: Image recognition techniques for early modern prints
Digital image recognition techniques are developing rapidly. With this lecture, Jeroen Salman (associate professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Utrecht) will expand on searching and analyzing collections of pre-modern print materials and illustrated books.
Digital image recognition techniques are developing rapidly. In this lunch lecture, Jeroen Salman will discuss some of the tools available to book scholars to systematically search and analyze collections of pre-modern print materials and illustrated books (engravings, woodcuts). He will also share his experiences gained during his CLARIAH fellowship, in which he trained an algorithm with penny prints. To what extent can we use these techniques to answer fundamental questions about iconographic traditions, material characteristics, and transmediality?
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