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Approximately 2 thousand cuneiform tablets from the Hittite period read by artificial intelligence

With the project, which is a first in the world, thousands of years old Hittite tablets are read by artificial intelligence.

Gökhan Yazgı, Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism, said: “So far, we have scanned and completed nearly 2 thousand tablets, and we have ensured their reading. We have taken a big step in accessing many data and more reliable information about Hittite culture and civilization.”

The first phase of the project, which was initiated to read, scan and digitize Hittite cuneiform tablets in the inventory of Ankara Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, Istanbul Archaeological Museums and Çorum Museum using artificial intelligence, was completed in recent months.

Approximately 2 thousand cuneiform tablets from the Hittite period read by artificial intelligence

Within the framework of the project, the process of learning 500 cuneiform Hittite tablets with artificial intelligence was completed in the first stage, and 75.66 percent success was achieved in the artificial intelligence study.

Within the framework of the project, 2 thousand tablets have been read by artificial intelligence method so far. The data obtained from the readings will be shared with the scientific world with the study to be conducted by Hittitologists. Hittite tablets consisting of historical documents will be opened to the world with the digital library established.

Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism Gökhan Yazgı. Photo: IHA

Answering the questions of journalists after the symposium on “In the Footsteps of the Hittites: New Information and Perspectives” symposium held in Çorum, Deputy Minister Gökhan Yazgı stated that they made a great effort to use technology in order to better understand the Hittite civilization and said, “We thought of including artificial intelligence into this by scanning all tablets in 3D. Together with Ankara University, we have matched our tablets found so far through scanning. With artificial intelligence, we have ensured that the broken tablets are completed with artificial intelligence. To date, nearly 2 thousand tablets have been scanned and read.”

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