Dynamic Ensemble Selection for Off-Line Signature Verification

  • Luana Batista
  • Eric Granger
  • Robert Sabourin
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6713)


Although not in widespread use in Signature Verification (SV), the performance of SV systems may be improved by using ensemble of classifiers (EoC). Given a diversified pool of classifiers, the selection of a subset to form an EoC may be performed either statically or dynamically. In this paper, two new dynamic selection (DS) strategies are proposed, namely OP-UNION and OP-ELIMINATE, both based on the K-nearest-oracles. To compare ensemble selection strategies, a hybrid generative-discriminative system for off-line SV system is considered. Experiments performed by using real-world SV data, comprised of genuine samples, and random, simple and skilled forgeries, indicate that the proposed DS strategies achieve a significantly higher level of performance in off-line SV than other well-known DS and static selection (SS) strategies. Improvements are most notable in problems where a significant level of uncertainty emerges due a considerable amount of intra-class variability.


Test Vector Dynamic Selection Average Error Rate Majority Vote Rule Ensemble Selection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luana Batista
    • 1
  • Eric Granger
    • 1
  • Robert Sabourin
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire d’imagerie, de vision et d’intelligence artificielleÉcole de technologie supérieureMontréalCanada

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