An Introduction to Digital Tools for Arabic Geniza Documents
Description or Abstract
Recent efforts to digitize Geniza documents have made them more easily accessible than ever before. Furthermore, new algorithms from the field of computer visualization have made it possible to match fragmentary parts of the same document. This lecture will demonstrate the potential new technologies have in helping to piece together lost medieval Arabic archives, as well as the risks inherent in the algorithms.
Cleveland Bayard Dodge 2017
Arab & Islamic Civilizations Department
Rustow, Marina Khedouri A. Zilkha Professor of Jewish Civilization in the Near East at Princeton University and the director of the Princeton Geniza Lab, "An Introduction to Digital Tools for Arabic Geniza Documents" (2017). Performances, Events, and Presentations. 48.