Real Time Recognition of Handwritten Devnagari Signatures without Segmentation Using Artificial Neural Network

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Shailendra Kumar Dewangan 1

1. Department of Electronics & Instrumentation Engg Chhatrapati Shivaji Institute of Technology, Durg, Chhattisgarh, India

* Corresponding author.


Received: 14 Dec. 2012 / Revised: 25 Jan. 2013 / Accepted: 28 Feb. 2013 / Published: 8 Apr. 2013

Index Terms

Artificial Neural Networks (ANN), Handwritten Signature Verification (HSV), Hu's moment invariants, Real time recognition method, Signature Recognition


Handwritten signatures are the most commonly used method for authentication of a person as compared to other biometric authentication methods. For this purpose Neural Networks (NN) can be applied in the process of verification of handwritten signatures that are electronically captured. This paper presents a real time or online method for recognition and verification handwritten signatures by using NN architecture. Various features of signature such as height, length, slant, Hu's moments etc are extracted and used for training of the NN. The objective of online signature verification is to decide, whether a signature originates from a given signer. This recognition and verification process is based on the instant signature image obtained from the genuine signer and a few images of the original signatures which are already part reference database. The process of Devnagari signature verification can be divided it into sub-processes as pre-processing, feature extraction, feature matching, feature comparison and classification. This stepwise analysis allows us to gain a better control over the precision of different components

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Shailendra Kumar Dewangan,"Real Time Recognition of Handwritten Devnagari Signatures without Segmentation Using Artificial Neural Network", IJIGSP, vol.5, no.4, pp.30-37, 2013. DOI: 10.5815/ijigsp.2013.04.04


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