Nicole Dalia Cilia, Tiziana D’Alessandro, Claudio De Stefano, Francesco Fontanella, Isabelle Marthot-Santaniello, Mario Molinara and Alessandra Scotto Di Freca, “A Novel Writer Identification Approach for Greek Papyri Images”, 4th International Workshop on Pattern Recognition for Cultural Heritage (PatReCH 2023), Udine, Italy, September 11, 2023. Forthcoming publication

John Pavlopoulos, Maria Konstantinidou, Georgios Vardakas, Isabelle Marthot-Santaniello, Elpida Perdiki, Dimitris Koutsianos, Aristidis Likas, and Holger Essler, “Explaining the Chronological Attribution of Greek Papyri Images”, In: Bifet, A., Lorena, A.C., Ribeiro, R.P., Gama, J., Abreu, P.H. (eds) Discovery Science. DS 2023. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 14276. Springer, Cham.

Vlad Atanasiu, Peter Fornaro “On the Utility of Colour in Shape Analysis: An Introduction to Colour Science via Palaeographical Case Studies”, Heliyon, Volume 9, Issue 10, 2023,

Isabelle Marthot-Santaniello, Manh Tu Vu, Olga Serbaeva, Marie Beurton-Aimar, “Stylistic Similarities in Greek Papyri Based on Letter Shapes: A Deep Learning Approach” in M. Coustaty and A. Fornés (eds), Document Analysis and Recognition – ICDAR 2023 Workshops. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 14193. Springer, Cham, 2023, p. 307–323.

Simon Perrin, Léopold Cudilla, Yejing Xie, Harold Mouchère, and Isabelle Marthot-Santaniello, "Homer restored: Virtual reconstruction of Papyrus Bodmer 1", in Proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Historical Document Imaging and Processing (HIP '23), Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 2023, p. 37–42.

Mathias Seuret, Isabelle Marthot-Santaniello, Stephen A. White, Olga Serbaeva Saraogi, Selaudin Agolli, Guillaume Carrière, Dalia Rodriguez-Salas, and Vincent Christlein, “ICDAR 2023 Competition on Detection and Recognition of Greek Letters on Papyri” in G.A. Fink, R. Jain, K. Kise, R. Zanibbi (eds) Document Analysis and Recognition - ICDAR 2023. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 14188, Springer, Cham, 2023, p. 498–507.

John Pavlopoulos, Maria Konstantinidou, Isabelle Marthot-Santaniello, Holger Essler, and Asimina Paparigopoulou, “Dating Greek Papyri with Text Regression” in Proceedings of the 61st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (Volume 1: Long Papers), Toronto, Canada. Association for Computational Linguistics, 2023, p. 10001–10013. 10.18653/v1/2023.acl-long.556

Isabelle Marthot-Santaniello and Tobias Hodel, “Papyri, Handwritten Text Recognition, and Text Processing. State of the Art and Outlook – Approaches to a digital paleography”, Proceedings of the international workshop In the Name of the Rose Searching for Unknown, Lost, and Forgotten Ancient Texts, Rome, September30-October 1, 2021 Forthcoming publication. Dataset “Ground-Truthed Data Set of Zenon Papyri for Handwritten Text Recognition” available on zenodo.

I. Marthot-Santaniello, “Les dipinti des amphores de Baouît, premiers résultats”, in F. Calament and G. Hadji-Minaglou (eds.), BAOUÎT (2008-2018), PANORAMA ET PERSPECTIVES. Rencontre de l’archéologie et des textes, Proceedings of the conference held in Paris, 78 June 2018, IFAO, Cairo, 2023, p. 145-156.

V. Christlein, I. Marthot-Santaniello, M. Mayr, A. Nicolaou, M. Seuret, “Writer Retrieval and Writer Identification in Greek Papyri”, eds. C. Carmona-Duarte, M. Diaz, M.A. Ferrer, A. Morales, Intertwining Graphonomics with Human Movements. IGS 2022. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 13424. Springer, Cham, 2022.

V. Atanasiu, I. Marthot-Santaniello, "Personalizing image enhancement for critical visual tasks: improved legibility of papyri using color processing and visual illusions", International Journal on Document Analysis and Recognition (IJDAR) 2021, Access here. Hierax software accessible on

I. Marthot-Santaniello, "D-scribes Project and Beyond: Building a Virtual Research Environment for the Digital Palaeography of Ancient Greek and Coptic Papyri", ed. Claire Clivaz and Garrick V. Allen, special issue, Classics@ 18, 2021 Online version.

I. Marthot-Santaniello, "Late Antiquity viewed from below: What a village and its papyri can add to the bigger picture" (Book review of G.R. Ruffini, Life in an Egyptian Village in Late Antiquity: Aphrodito before and after the Islamic Conquest), Journal of Roman Archaeology 34 (1),pp. 401-408, 2021. Online version.

N.D. Cilia, C. De Stefano, F. Fontanella, I. Marthot-Santaniello, A. Scotto di Freca, "PapyRow: A Dataset of Row Images from Ancient Greek Papyri for Writers Identification," Del Bimbo A. et al. (eds) Pattern Recognition. ICPR International Workshops and Challenges. ICPR 2021. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2021, pp 223-234. Access here. Dataset accessible here.

H. Mohammed, I. Marthot-Santaniello and V. Märgner, "GRK-Papyri: A Dataset of Greek Handwriting on Papyri for the Task of Writer Identification," 2019 International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR), Sydney, Australia, 2019, pp. 726-731. More information. Access here.

I. Pratikakis, K. Zagoris, X. Karagiannis, L. Tsochatzidis, T. Mondal and I. Marthot-Santaniello, "ICDAR 2019 Competition on Document Image Binarization (DIBCO 2019)," 2019 International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR), Sydney, Australia, 2019, pp. 1547-1556. More information. Access here.

D-scribes Project was in the news

L'Actu de l'UNIL (University of Lausanne) and video presentation (in French) made by #ASAnumerica, Institut d'archéologie et des sciences de l'Antiquité (UNIL)

Le Devoir, "Quand l’IA aide à lire les papyrus de l’Antiquité", 19/07/2023

UNI NOVA 137 May 2021: Album p. 40-49

SAGW-Bulletin 2020:1, p.63, 24/04/2020

Sci Five: University of Basel Blog, 28/01/2020.

Iliad Public Reading in Badische Zeitung, 20/03/2019.