State of the Art in Off-Line Signature Verification

State of the Art in Off-Line Signature Verification

Luana Batista (École de technologie supérieure, Canada), Dominique Rivard (École de technologie supérieure, Canada), Robert Sabourin (École de technologie supérieure, Canada), Eric Granger (École de technologie supérieure, Canada) and Patrick Maupin (Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC), Canada)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 24
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-807-9.ch003


Automatic signature verification is a biometric method that can be applied in all situations where handwritten signatures are used, such as cashing a check, signing a credit card, authenticating a document, and others. Over the last two decades, several innovative approaches for off-line signature verification have been introduced in literature. Therefore, this chapter presents a survey of the most important techniques used for feature extraction and verification in this field. The chapter also presents strategies used to face the problem of a limited amount of data, as well as important challenges and research directions.

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