Offline Writer Identification using K-Adjacent Segments

TitleOffline Writer Identification using K-Adjacent Segments
Publication TypeConference Papers
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsJain R, Doermann D
Conference NameInternational Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition
Date Published2011///

This paper presents a method for performing offline writer identification by using K-adjacent segment (KAS) features in a bag-of-features framework to model a user’s handwriting. This approach achieves a top 1 recognition rate of 93% on the benchmark IAMEnglish handwriting dataset, which outperforms current state of the art features. Results further demonstrate that identification performance improves as the number of training samples increase, and additionally, that the performance of the KAS features extend to Arabic handwriting found in the MADCAT dataset.