A team of research scientists from academia and industry has been applying digital image processing techniques for the enhancement of degraded ancient textual documents including Dead Sea Scrolls and burned papyrus scrolls from Petra, Jordan. The team consists of scholars from the Rochester Institute of Technology, the University of Rochester and the Xerox Digital Imaging Technology Center, Webster, New York. Using remote sensing, network transmission, digital enhancement, color manipulation and current storage and output technology, the investigators are working to provide maximum image information for the accurate translation of the degraded documents.
Robert H. Johnston, Roger Easton, Keith Knox, Reiner Eschbach, Joseph Tusinski, Mihai Cuciurean Zapan, "Digital Image Restoration Technology as Applied to Ancient Degraded Textual Material Using Color Imaging Systems" in Proc. IS&T 3rd Color and Imaging Conf., 1995, pp 191 - 194, https://doi.org/10.2352/CIC.1995.3.1.art00050