Online signature verification techniques

Gurrala, Kiran Kumar (2011) Online signature verification techniques. MTech thesis.



Signature is a behavioral biometric: it is not based on the physical properties, such as fingerprint or face, of the individual, but behavioral ones. Signature verification is split into two according to the available data in the input. Offline (static) signature verification takes as input the image of a signature and is useful in automatic verification of signatures found on bank checks and documents. Online (dynamic) signature verification uses signatures that are captured by pressure-sensitive tablets that extract dynamic properties of a signature in addition to its shape.
The purpose of project is to develop an authentication system based on personal signatures. Signature verification is an important research topic in the area of biometric authentication. In this project the work is done in such a way that the signatures are captured using WEBCAM. A visual-based online signature verification system in which the signer’s pen tip is tracked. The data acquisition of the system consists of only low-cost cameras (webcams) and does not need special equipment such as an electronic tablet. Online signature data is obtained from the images captured by the webcams by tracking the pen tip. The pen tip tracking is implemented by the Sequential Monte Carlo method in real time. Then, the distance between the input signature data and reference signature data enrolled in advance is computed using Dynamic Time Warping (DTW). Finally, the input signature is classified as genuine or a forgery by comparing the distance with a threshold.

Item Type:Thesis (MTech)
Uncontrolled Keywords:online signature verification,DTW,webcams
Subjects:Engineering and Technology > Electronics and Communication Engineering > Image Processing
Divisions: Engineering and Technology > Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering
ID Code:2876
Deposited On:07 Jun 2011 17:40
Last Modified:07 Jun 2011 17:40
Supervisor(s):Meher, S

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