Handwriting analysis (Graphology) is a standard forensics practice to assess the identity of a person from written documents in comparison to known exemplars.
Forensic document examiners and/or Authenticators consider different features related to the motion and pressure of the hand, as well as the shape of the different characters and the spatial relationship among them
- Angle, Size, Legibility, Completion, Embellishment.
While examiners rely on standard protocols, documents are generally processed manually. This requires a significant amount of time and may lead to a subjective analysis which is difficult to replicate. Automated forensics tools to perform handwriting analysis from scanned documents are desirable to help examiners extract information in a more objective and replicable way.
To this aim, the examiner
1) detects lines as well as the different words within the document;
2) search for a specific character and detect its occurrences in the handwritten text;
3) measure different quantities related to the detected elements (e.g., character height and width)
4) provide a professional assessment of legitimacy.
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