Monday, November 21, 2011
On October 27th, DARPA announced their Shredder Challenge. Try to unshred 5 documents for $50,000. There has been a few notable efforts such as UCSD's web based approach. But, that page has recently been compromised due to malicious users.
With the help of a few colleagues, we had also created a web-based version very early on. But, it was missing some of the login engineering and UI of the UCSD effort. So, we never made it public. But rather than attempt to build a full on competitor, we've decided to open up the tool we built for anyone to try to win the contest themselves!
You can create a private branch of each puzzle if you want to try to give it a go alone, or you can contribute to the main public copy of the puzzle. If our image analysis tinkering goes well, we may add some tools to help make finding matches easier.
NOTE: The deadline for submitting answers to DARPA is December 4, 2011 (11:59PM EST)! Only 13 days left.
Posted by Johnny Chung Lee at 5:23 PM