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Automatic person identification system using handwritten signatures

Abushariah, Ahmad A. M. and Gunawan, Teddy Surya and Chebil, Jalel and Abushariah, Mohammad Abd-Alrahman Mahmoud (2012) Automatic person identification system using handwritten signatures. In: International Conference on Computer and Communication Engineering (ICCCE 2012), 3-5 July 2012, Seri Pacific Hotel Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

This paper reports the design, implementation, and evaluation of a research work for developing an automatic person identification system using hand signatures biometric. The developed automatic person identification system mainly used toolboxes provided by MATLAB environment. . In order to train and test the developed automatic person identification system, an in-house hand signatures database is created, which contains hand signatures of 100 persons (50 males and 50 females) each of which is repeated 30 times. Therefore, a total of 3000 hand signatures are collected. The collected hand signatures have gone through pre-processing steps such as producing a digitized version of the signatures using a scanner, converting input images type to a standard binary images type, cropping, normalizing images size, and reshaping in order to produce a ready-to-use hand signatures database for training and testing the automatic person identification system. Global features such as signature height, image area, pure width, and pure height are then selected to be used in the system, which reflect information about the structure of the hand signature image. For features training and classification, the Multi-Layer Perceptron (MLP) architecture of Artificial Neural Network (ANN) is used. This paper also investigates the effect of the persons’ gender on the overall performance of the system. For performance optimization, the effect of modifying values of basic parameters in ANN such as the number of hidden neurons and the number of epochs are investigated in this work. The handwritten signature data collected from male persons outperformed those collected from the female persons, whereby the system obtained average recognition rates of 76.20% and74.20% for male and female persons, respectively. Overall, the handwritten signatures based system obtained an average recognition rate of 75.20% for all persons.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: Automatic Person Identification; Handwritten Signatures Biometric; Pre-processing; Global Features; MultiLayer Perceptron (MLP) architecture; Artificial Neural Network (ANN)
Uncontrolled Keywords: 5588/27192
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Teddy Surya Gunawan
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2012 14:14
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2012 14:14
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/27192

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