All posts by Simon Brenner

Improving a Multispectral Imaging System

Status: available Supervisor: Simon Brenner Problem Statement The Computer Vision Lab has developed a Multispectral Imaging system for the imaging of ancient manuscripts (see Fig.1), which was continuously used and updated for the last 15 years. In this hands-on internship you will help us further improve the system, both in hard- and software. Goal In … Continue reading Improving a Multispectral Imaging System

Generative Adversarial Nets (GANs) for the Enhancement of Ancient Manusctripts

Status: available Supervisor: Simon Brenner Problem Statement Multispectral Imaging (MSI) has proven a powerful tool to recover degraded texts in historic manuscripts. In this context, the goal of image enhancement methods is to take the raw multispectral images as input and produce and output image with maximal visibility/legibility of a degraded text. Fig. 1 shows … Continue reading Generative Adversarial Nets (GANs) for the Enhancement of Ancient Manusctripts

3D Surface Structures of Ancient Manuscripts

Status: available Supervisor: Simon Brenner Problem Statement Naturally, historic manuscripts are valuable sources of information. However, not only the letters and drawings made with ink and pigments hold information, but also the three-dimensional structure of the material itself. Examples of interesting features are ruling lines or textual comments drawn with a hard tool (“hard point … Continue reading 3D Surface Structures of Ancient Manuscripts

Raiders of the Lost Writings – Investigating Ancient Manuscripts

Status: availableSupervisor: Simon Brenner Before continuing to read we strongly recommend to let this play in the background: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bTpp8PQSog Introduction Uncountable ancient manuscripts lie in archives, libraries, monastaries and haunted tombs around the world. Unfortunately, the centuries took their toll: due to unsuitable storage conditions, fire- or water damage, clumsy librarians or the recycling of … Continue reading Raiders of the Lost Writings – Investigating Ancient Manuscripts

Simon Brenner Publications

Brenner S., Sablatnig R. “On the Use of Artificially Degraded Manuscripts for Quality Assessment of Readability Enhancement Methods“, Proceedings of the OAGM Workshop, pp. 140-145, Steyr, Austria, May 2019. Brenner S., Zambanini S., Sablatnig R. “An Investigation of Optimal Light Source Setups for Photometric Stereo Reconstruction of Historical Coins“, Eurographics Workshop on Graphics and Cultural … Continue reading Simon Brenner Publications