Tuscon, AZ, USA
June 7, 2004 to June 11, 2004
W. Brent Seales , University of Kentucky, Lexington
Yun Lin , University of Kentucky, Lexington
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.
Volumetric scanning, restoration, preservation, digital unwrapping
W. Brent Seales, Yun Lin, "Digital Restoration Using Volumetric Scanning", JCDL, 2004, Digital Libraries, Joint Conference on, Digital Libraries, Joint Conference on 2004, pp. 117-124, doi:10.1109/JCDL.2004.1336108