Computer Science and Engineering, Department of


First Advisor

Professor Peter Z. Revesz

Date of this Version

Summer 7-24-2019

Document Type



M Parvez Rashid, "The Design and Implementation of AIDA: Ancient Inscription Database and Analytics System", Thesis, 2019.


A THESIS Presented to the Faculty of The Graduate College at the University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of Requirements For the Degree of Master of Science, Major: Computer Science, Under the Supervision of Professor Peter Z. Revesz. Lincoln, Nebraska : July, 2019.

Copyright (c) 2019 M Parvez Rashid


AIDA, the Ancient Inscription Database and Analytic system can be used to translate and analyze ancient Minoan language. The AIDA system currently stores three types of ancient Minoan inscriptions: Linear A, Cretan Hieroglyph and Phaistos Disk inscriptions. In addition, AIDA provides candidate syllabic values and translations of Minoan words and inscriptions into English. The AIDA system allows the users to change these candidate phonetic assignments to the Linear A, Cretan Hieroglyph and Phaistos symbols. Hence the AIDA system provides for various scholars not only a convenient online resource to browse Minoan inscriptions but also provides an analysis tool to explore various options of phonetic assignments and their implications. Such explorations can aid in the decipherment of Minoan inscriptions.

Adviser: Peter Z. Revesz