Here’s a recent article from the Lexington (Kentucky) Herald-Leader about the activities of the EDUCE project. It sounds like they’re at an exciting and critical point. According to lead researcher and computer science professor Brent Seales:
“We’re starting the serious work now,” Seales said. “In a few weeks, we should know whether we’ll be able to tease out some of the writing. Seeing the text is going to be the trick, but we have some tricks of our own that we think will help.”
The story links to an informative video on YouTube, entitled “Reading the Unreadable,” apparently published in January of this year.