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A clustering method for graphical handwriting components and statistical writership analysis

Handwritten documents can be characterized by their content or by the shape of the written characters. We focus on the problem of comparing a person’s handwriting to a document of
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Bayesian hierarchical modeling for the forensic evaluation of handwritten documents

The analysis of handwritten evidence has been used widely in courts in the United States since the 1930s (Osborn, 1946). Traditional evaluations are conducted by trained forensic examiners. More recently,
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CSAFE 2020 All Hands Meeting

The 2020 All Hands Meeting was held May 12 and 13, 2020 and served as the closing to the last 5 years of CSAFE research and focused on kicking off
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An Exploratory Analysis of Handwriting Features: Investigating Numeric Measurements of Writing That Are Important for Statistical Modeling

The goal of this presentation is to provide insights into which features of handwritten documents are important for statistical modeling with the task of writer identification and to discuss how
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Statistical Analysis of Handwriting: Probabilistic Outcomes for Closed-Set Writer Identification

The goal of this presentation is to provide insights into features of handwritten documents that are important for statistical modeling with the task of writer identification.
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A database of handwriting samples for applications in forensic statistics

Handwriting samples were collected from 90 adults for the purpose of developing statistical approaches to the evaluation of handwriting as forensic evidence. Each participant completed three data collection sessions, each
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Pattern Evidence Research in CSAFE-An Update

CSAFE is a NIST Center of Excellence in Forensic Science. A large portion of CSAFE’s research portfolio is on what is known as pattern evidence, which encompasses any evidence that
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Statistical Analysis of Handwriting for Writer Identification

This presentation overviews the use of a statistical model to provide probabilistic statements of writership for handwritten documents.
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Assessing the complexity of handwritten signatures

The complexity of a handwritten signature is a key factor in the ability of forensic document examiners (FDEs) to determine whether a questioned signature is genuine or a simulation. Examiners
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