1st Edition

Expert Bytes Computer Expertise in Forensic Documents - Players, Needs, Resources and Pitfalls

By Vlad Atanasiu Copyright 2014
    208 Pages 48 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    208 Pages 48 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Expert Bytes: Computer Expertise in Forensic Documents  Players, Needs, Resources and Pitfalls introduces computer scientists and forensic document examiners to the computer expertise of forensic documents and assists them with the design of research projects in this interdisciplinary field. This is not a textbook on how to perform the actual forensic document expertise or program expertise software, but a project design guide, an anthropological inquiry, and a technology, market, and policies review.

    After reading this book you will have deepened your knowledge on:

    • What computational expertise of forensic documents is
    • What has been done in the field so far and what the future looks like
    • What the expertise is worth, what its public image is, and how to improve both
    • Who is doing what in the field, where, and for how much
    • How the expertise software functions

    The primary target readers are computer scientists and forensic document examiners, at the student and professional level. Paleographers, historians of science and technology, and scientific policy makers can also profit from the book.

    Concise and practical, featuring an attractive and functional layout design, the book is supplemented with graphical data representations, statistics, resource lists, and extensive references to facilitate further study.


    Book framework


    Forensic document expertise


    Computational research


    Know-how + Tools


    Expertise performance

    Policy landscape


    Why computerize?



    Forensic fields


    Goals + Aspects

    Curricula examples

    Gender demographics


    Information resources

    Datasets + Databases





    Health trend






    Vlad Atanasiu holds a PhD in Arabic paleography from the École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris, and studied cognitive sciences as a postdoc at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He wrote a book on statistical aspects of calligraphy. As coordinator of the European project "Bernstein" at the Austrian Academy of Sciences he developed image processing and geographical information software for the analysis and history of paper. For ParisTech Telecom, Paris, he did research on writer identification. Presently he is teaching information visualization and studying for his second PhD, in the computer science field of document engineering, at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.