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Digital Libraries, Joint Conference on (2004)
Tuscon, AZ, USA
June 7, 2004 to June 11, 2004
ISBN: 1-58113-832-6
pp: 117-124
Yun Lin , University of Kentucky, Lexington
W. Brent Seales , University of Kentucky, Lexington
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.
INDEX TERMS
Volumetric scanning, restoration, preservation, digital unwrapping
CITATION
Yun Lin, W. Brent Seales, "Digital Restoration Using Volumetric Scanning", Digital Libraries, Joint Conference on, vol. 00, no. , pp. 117-124, 2004, doi:10.1109/JCDL.2004.1336108
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