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Handwritten Signature Verification using Neural Network

by Ashwini Pansare, Shalini Bhatia
International Journal of Applied Information Systems
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Volume 1 - Number 2
Year of Publication: 2012
Authors: Ashwini Pansare, Shalini Bhatia

Ashwini Pansare, Shalini Bhatia . Handwritten Signature Verification using Neural Network. International Journal of Applied Information Systems. 1, 2 ( January 2012), 44-49. DOI=10.5120/ijais12-450114

@article{ 10.5120/ijais12-450114,
author = { Ashwini Pansare, Shalini Bhatia },
title = { Handwritten Signature Verification using Neural Network },
journal = { International Journal of Applied Information Systems },
issue_date = { January 2012 },
volume = { 1 },
number = { 2 },
month = { January },
year = { 2012 },
issn = { 2249-0868 },
pages = { 44-49 },
numpages = {9},
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doi = { 10.5120/ijais12-450114 },
publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
address = {New York, USA}
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%I Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA

A number of biometric techniques have been proposed for personal identification in the past. Among the vision-based ones are face recognition, fingerprint recognition, iris scanning and retina scanning. Voice recognition or signature verification are the most widely known among the non-vision based ones. As signatures continue to play an important role in financial, commercial and legal transactions, truly secured authentication becomes more and more crucial. A signature by an authorized person is considered to be the “seal of approval” and remains the most preferred means of authentication. The method presented in this paper consists of image prepossessing, geometric feature extraction, neural network training with extracted features and verification. A verification stage includes applying the extracted features of test signature to a trained neural network which will classify it as a genuine or forged.

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Computer Science
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Biometrics error back propagation algorithm center of mass neural network and normalized area of signature