Document Recovery

Document Recovery

Imagine that you had been working on a document using your favourite application, but one day something happened to the file and you cannot open it anymore: every time you try to open the document, the application crashes or does not load the file. You would like to have your document back because it has some important data in it and you would not like to sacrifice much of the document contents in order to make it work again.

In this seminar I will talk about: the reasons why documents can cause incorrect operation of software, symbolic execution techniques that can be used to tackle this problem and my research project which is about a document recovery approach that is independent of the input format.

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Imperial ACM

March 07, 2014
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