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Digital Analysis and Restoration of Daguerreotypes

Cluster computing allows standard digital analysis and restoration techniques to be applied to high-resolution microscopic digitizations of Daguerreotypes from the collection of the George Eastman House in Rochester. Knowing the image context of a feature (such as a small light spot) affects its probability of being noise (dust effect) or signal (foliage effect). Machine learning can be used to automate some subtle decisions.