Artificial intelligence


, which is used to transcribe anonymous historical works in the archives of the National Library of Spain, has discovered a previously unknown play by one of the country's greatest writers, Felix Lope de Vega.  

CNN writes about it.

"Experts have confirmed that it was he, one of the most outstanding authors of the Spanish Golden Age, who wrote the play "La francesa Laura" (Laura the Frenchwoman) a few years before his death in 1635," the message reads.

The manuscript found in the library's archives was a copy of this work made at the end of the 17th century, well after the author's death.

It was discovered during research by specialists from the University of Vienna and the University of Valladolid, who used artificial intelligence to decipher 1,300 anonymous manuscripts and books. 

To establish the authorship of the works, the method of studying the order of use of words by one or another author was used.

The National Library said the words used in the text "closely correspond to Lope's words and not to the other 350 playwrights" whose works were also part of the experiment.

The found work will be published in Spanish in the coming months and will again be available to readers.

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