Parameterization of Written Signatures based on EFD

Pere Marti-Puig, Jaume Danés, Jordi Solé-Casals


In this work we propose a method to quantify written signatures from digitalized images based on the use of Elliptical Fourier Descriptors (EFD). As usually signatures are not represented as a closed contour, and being that a necessary condition in order to apply EFD, we have developed a method that represents the signatures by means of a set of closed contours. One of the advantages of this method is that it can reconstruct the original shape from all the coefficients, or an approximated shape from a reduced set of them finding the appropriate number of EFD coefficients required for preserving the important information in each application. EFD provides accurate frequency information, thus the use of EFD opens many possibilities. The method can be extended to represent other kind of shapes.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Marti-Puig P., Danés J. and Solé-Casals J. (2013). Parameterization of Written Signatures based on EFD . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing - Volume 1: MPBS, (BIOSTEC 2013) ISBN 978-989-8565-36-5, pages 439-444. DOI: 10.5220/0004359004390444

in Bibtex Style

author={Pere Marti-Puig and Jaume Danés and Jordi Solé-Casals},
title={Parameterization of Written Signatures based on EFD},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing - Volume 1: MPBS, (BIOSTEC 2013)},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing - Volume 1: MPBS, (BIOSTEC 2013)
TI - Parameterization of Written Signatures based on EFD
SN - 978-989-8565-36-5
AU - Marti-Puig P.
AU - Danés J.
AU - Solé-Casals J.
PY - 2013
SP - 439
EP - 444
DO - 10.5220/0004359004390444