New Software Restores Shredded Documents

 - May 20, 2007
References: blog.scifi
Remember when the Penguin tracks down Batman by piecing together shredded documents? Soon, you could track people down too with new software that pieces together shredded documents. The software is being developed at the Fraunhofer Institute's Production Systems and Design Technology lab.

It works by piecing together information after comparing 25 features, including color, texture, shape, handwriting, and typeface. The plan is to use the software to restore 45 million pages of secret police files from communist East Germany.