How to put together the 600 million-piece shreded STASI archive

They created a software so that they can process over 45 million pages of shredded documents from East Germany’s communist State Security Service (STASI).
They say that the German programme could be tweaked to solve the even tougher problem of sticking together machine-shredded documents.
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On the BBC article we find out that the German government is helping to finance the 6.3m euro (£4.3m; $8.5m) project in this battle to find the last secrets of the old regime. That’s expensive software 🙂