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Retail applications of signature verification
Author(s): Thomas G. Zimmerman; Gregory F. Russell; Andre Heilper; Barton A. Smith; Jianying Hu; Dmitry Markman; Jon E. Graham; Clemens Drews
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Paper Abstract

The dramatic rise in identity theft, the ever pressing need to provide convenience in checkout services to attract and retain loyal customers, and the growing use of multi-function signature captures devices in the retail sector provides favorable conditions for the deployment of dynamic signature verification (DSV) in retail settings. We report on the development of a DSV system to meet the needs of the retail sector. We currently have a database of approximately 10,000 signatures collected from 600 subjects and forgers. Previous work at IBM on DSV has been merged and extended to achieve robust performance on pen position data available from commercial point of sale hardware, achieving equal error rates on skilled forgeries and authentic signatures of 1.5% to 4%.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 August 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5404, Biometric Technology for Human Identification, (25 August 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.542747
Show Author Affiliations
Thomas G. Zimmerman, IBM Almaden Research Ctr. (United States)
Gregory F. Russell, IBM T.J. Watson Research Ctr. (United States)
Andre Heilper, IBM Haifa Research Lab. (Israel)
Barton A. Smith, IBM Almaden Research Ctr. (United States)
Jianying Hu, IBM T.J. Watson Research Ctr. (United States)
Dmitry Markman, IBM Haifa Research Lab. (Israel)
Jon E. Graham, IBM Almaden Research Ctr. (United States)
Clemens Drews, IBM Almaden Research Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5404:
Biometric Technology for Human Identification
Anil K. Jain; Nalini K. Ratha, Editor(s)

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