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Using Artificial Intelligence to Read the Vindolanda Texts

Melissa M. Terras and Dr Paul Robertson

in Image to Interpretation: An Intelligent System to Aid Historians in Reading the Vindolanda Texts

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199204557
eISBN:
9780191708121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204557.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, British and Irish History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter describes the implementation of the artificial intelligence system which was developed to read the Vindolanda texts. An appropriate architecture, the GRAVA system (originally developed ... More


Introduction

Melissa M. Terras

in Image to Interpretation: An Intelligent System to Aid Historians in Reading the Vindolanda Texts

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199204557
eISBN:
9780191708121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204557.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, British and Irish History: BCE to 500CE

The texts from the Roman fort of Vindolanda are an unparalleled source of information regarding the Roman army for historians, linguists, palaeographers, and archaeologists. However, due to their ... More


Towards a new empiricism for linguistics

Nick Chater, Alexander Clark, John Goldsmith, and Amy Perfors

in Empiricism and Language Learnability

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198734260
eISBN:
9780191801891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198734260.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

The central theoretical problem of linguistics is how to develop a general framework which makes it possible to describe grammars for each natural language and justify each grammar with respect to ... More


Results

Melissa M. Terras and Dr Paul Robertson

in Image to Interpretation: An Intelligent System to Aid Historians in Reading the Vindolanda Texts

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199204557
eISBN:
9780191708121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204557.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, British and Irish History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses the application of the GRAVA system to analyze various sets of test data to determine its effectiveness in producing the correct ‘reading’ of a text. Images of various sections ... More


Conclusion

Melissa M. Terras

in Image to Interpretation: An Intelligent System to Aid Historians in Reading the Vindolanda Texts

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199204557
eISBN:
9780191708121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204557.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, British and Irish History: BCE to 500CE

This research has demonstrated that an MDL architecture such as the GRAVA system can be appropriated to generate possible solutions to interpretation problems, which span different semantic levels ... More


Computational approaches to induction

Nick Chater, Alexander Clark, John Goldsmith, and Amy Perfors

in Empiricism and Language Learnability

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198734260
eISBN:
9780191801891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198734260.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter presents the theoretical and mathematical preliminaries to the rest of the book, discussing the fundamental principles of probability, computation, and learning that will be used in the ... More


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