Cool Computer Vision project : Shredded documents

Hi all,

Today I just wanted you to know about the DARPA Shredder Challenge.

This challenge aims at reconstructing shredded documents, and the contest run till the 5th December.

You may use whatever technique you want to reconstruct the original message, but of course Image Processing algorithms are greatly favorized !

There are 5 levels in the challenge, growing more and more difficult. Unfortunately, the 50,000$ price is only available to US citizens. . . But the real fuel is the challenge, isn't it?

And you, would you try to solve some of the puzzles? Let me know about your ideas !

I know this issue has already been investigated in the past for Stasi documents (see here and here).