Wednesday, October 4, 2017

The Hieroglyphics Initiative

The Hieroglyphics Initiative
The Challenge

The ancient Egyptians used hieroglyphics for over 3000 years. We’re focusing on hieroglyphics from the Middle Egyptian language, which was used from 2000 BC until as late as the 4th Century AD.

Because of their age, the quality of inscriptions carved on stone three to four thousand years ago varies greatly – with many having missing or damaged portions.

It’s our belief that machine learning can transform the process of collating, cataloguing and understanding the written language of the Pharaohs.

The Plan
As announced at the launch of The Hieroglyphics Initiative on 27th September 2017, we have begun compiling data, developing tools and reaching out to the academic community for collaboration partners.
Our aim is to release the first results by the end of the year, at which point we will open up the project data and technology to everyone.

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