DARPA solves challenge to read shredded documents

NRM: "DARPA set the challenge to reform shredded documents into a legible state, which was won two days before the deadline by the rather admirable named All Your Shreds Are Belong To U.S.

The team developed an algorithm that measures the shape, individual characteristics and markings on the individual pieces, looks for similar chunks and suggests these possible matches to the end user. The test conducted upon it was a team being given the task of reconstructing five documents, shredded into over 10,000 pieces."

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