Simultaneous Reconstruction of Multiple Hand Shredded Content-Less Pages Using Graph-Based Global Reassembly

  • K. S. LalithaEmail author
  • Sukhendu Das
  • Arun Menon
  • Koshy Varghese
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10481)


Hand shredded content-less pages reassembly is a challenging task. This has applications in forensics and fun games. The process is even more tedious when the number of pages from which the fragments are obtained is unknown. An iterative framework to solve the jigsaw puzzles of multiple hand shredded content-less pages has been proposed in this paper. This framework makes use of the shape-based information alone to solve the puzzle. All pairs of fragments are matched using the normalized shape-based features. Then, incorrect matches between the fragments are pruned using three scores that measure the goodness of the alignment. Finally, a graph-based technique is used to densely arrange the fragments for the global reassembly of the page(s). Experimental evaluation of our proposed framework on an annotated dataset of shredded documents shows the efficiency in the reconstruction of multiple content-less pages from arbitrarily torn fragments and performance metrics have been proposed to numerically evaluate the reassembly.


Content-less page reassembly Partial contour matching Shape features Agglomerative Clustering Multiple page reassembly 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. S. Lalitha
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sukhendu Das
    • 1
  • Arun Menon
    • 2
  • Koshy Varghese
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringIIT MadrasChennaiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Civil EngineeringIIT MadrasChennaiIndia

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