A Composable Strategy for Shredded Document Reconstruction

  • Razvan Ranca
  • Iain Murray
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8048)


The reconstruction of shredded documents is of interest in domains such as forensics, investigative sciences and archaeology, and has therefore been approached in many different ways. This paper takes a step towards bridging the gap between previous, disparate, efforts by proposing a composable, probabilistic solution. The task is first divided into independent sub-problems, and novel approaches to several of these sub-problems are then presented. The theoretical properties and empirical performance of these novel approaches are shown to compare favourably to those of previously published methods.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Razvan Ranca
    • 1
  • Iain Murray
    • 1
  1. 1.School of InformaticsUniversity of EdinburghEdinburghScotland, United Kingdom

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