Detecting Background Line as Preprocessing for Offline Signature Verification

  • K. Rakesh
  • Rajarshi Pal
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8891)

Abstract

Hand-written signature is commonly used for authenticating a person. Extraction of desired features from the captured signature image is crucial for automated signature verification. Presence of a background line (which may be a part of a paper form) is common in an offline signature. Removal of this kind of background line is necessary for correct extraction of features. But sometimes, a signature contains a line as part of it. This paper shows how intensity distributions can distinguish a background line from a line which is part of a signature.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Rakesh
    • 1
    • 2
  • Rajarshi Pal
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT)HyderabadIndia
  2. 2.School of Computer and Information SciencesUniversity of HyderabadHyderabadIndia

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