Digital restoration using volumetric scanning

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Abstract

In this paper we present a new, nondestructive method for revealing inaccessible text buried within damaged books and scrolls. The method is based on volumetric scanning followed by data modeling and physically-based simulation. We show by experiment that it is possible to recover readable text from objects without physically opening or damaging them. In handling damaged collections, conservators often face a choice between two frustrating alternatives: indefinite preservation without analysis, or irreversible physical harm for the sake of potential discovery. We believe that this work creates a new opportunity that embraces both the need to preserve and the possibility for complete analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Fourth ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries; Global Reach and Diverse Impact, JCDL 2004
Pages117-124
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2004
EventProceedings of the Fourth ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries; Global reach and Diverse Impact, JCDL 2004 - Tucson, AZ, United States
Duration: Jun 7 2004Jun 11 2004

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM IEEE International Conference on Digital Libraries, JCDL 2004

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the Fourth ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries; Global reach and Diverse Impact, JCDL 2004
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityTucson, AZ
Period6/7/046/11/04

Keywords

  • Digital unwrapping
  • Preservation
  • Restoration
  • Volumetric scanning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Library and Information Sciences

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