A Graph Algorithmic Framework for the Assembly of Shredded Documents

  • In this paper we propose a framework to address the reassembly of shredded documents. Inspired by the way humans approach this problem we introduce a novel algorithm that iteratively determines groups of fragments that fit together well. We identify such groups by evaluating a set of constraints that takes into account shape- and content-based information of each fragment. Accordingly, we choose the best matching groups of fragments during each iteration and implicitly determine a maximum spanning tree of a graph that represents alignments between the individual fragments. After each iteration we update the graph with respect to additional contextual knowledge. We evaluate the effectiveness of our approach on a dataset of 16 fragmented pages with strongly varying content. The robustness of the proposed algorithm is finally shown in situations in which material is lost.

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Author:Fabian Richter, Christian X. Ries, Rainer LienhartGND
Frontdoor URLhttps://opus.bibliothek.uni-augsburg.de/opus4/1557
Series (Serial Number):Reports / Technische Berichte der Fakultät für Angewandte Informatik der Universität Augsburg (2011-05)
Publishing Institution:Universität Augsburg
Release Date:2011/08/12
Tag:document assembly; spanning tree algorithm; Kruskal
Institutes:Fakultät für Angewandte Informatik
Fakultät für Angewandte Informatik / Institut für Informatik
Fakultät für Angewandte Informatik / Institut für Informatik / Lehrstuhl für Multimedia und Maschinelles Sehen
Dewey Decimal Classification:0 Informatik, Informationswissenschaft, allgemeine Werke / 00 Informatik, Wissen, Systeme / 004 Datenverarbeitung; Informatik
Licence (German):Deutsches Urheberrecht