The program works with digital copies of the writings. It assigns a number value to each pixel or writing on the basis of its darkness. It can differentiate the writings from background so it separates them and recognizes lines, letters and words individually.
It can also analyze handwritings and writing styles; that feature enables it to fill up the gaps or missing between smeared or faded texts that are otherwise not cleared.
The team is currently focusing their efforts to read some of the ancient Hebrew texts, but the program will be used for any writing or language.