Combining low-level features of offline questionnaires for handwriting identification

AuthorSiegmund, Dirk; Ebert, Tina; Damer, Naser
TypeConference Paper
AbstractWhen using anonymous offline questionnaires for reviewing services or products it is often not guaranteed that a reviewer does this only once as intended. In this paper an applied combination of different features of handwritten characteristics and its fusion is presented to expose such manipulations. The presented approach covers the aspects of alignment normalization, segmentation, feature extraction, classification and fusion. Nine features from handwritten text, numbers and checkboxes are extracted and used to recognize hand-writer duplicates. The proposed method has been tested on a novel database containing pages of handwritten text produced by 1,734 writers. Furthermore we show that the unified biometric decision using a weighted sum combination rule can significantly improve writer identification performance even on low level features.
ConferenceInternational Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition (ICIAR) 2016