Study of Zone-Based Feature for Online Handwritten Signature Recognition and Verification in Devanagari Script

  • Rajib GhoshEmail author
  • Partha Pratim Roy
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 460)


This paper presents one zone-based feature extraction approach for online handwritten signature recognition and verification of one of the major Indic scripts–Devanagari. To the best of our knowledge no work is available for signature recognition and verification in Indic scripts. Here, the entire online image is divided into a number of local zones. In this approach, named Zone wise Slopes of Dominant Points (ZSDP), the dominant points are detected first from each stroke and next the slope angles between consecutive dominant points are calculated and features are extracted in these local zones. Next, these features are supplied to two different classifiers; Hidden Markov Model (HMM) and Support Vector Machine (SVM) for recognition and verification of signatures. An exhaustive experiment in a large dataset is performed using this zone-based feature on original and forged signatures in Devanagari script and encouraging results are found.


Online handwriting Signature recognition Signature verification Zone-wise feature Dominant points SVM and HMM 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer Science & EngineeringNational Institute of TechnologyPatnaIndia
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science & EngineeringIndian Institute of TechnologyRoorkeeIndia

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