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Comparing handwriter and FLASH ID®, Two Handwriting Analysis Programs

Conference/Workshop:
International Association for Identification (IAI) Annual Educational Conference
Published: 2022
Primary Author: Stephanie Reinders
Secondary Authors: Danica Ommen, Alicia Carriquiry
Research Area: Handwriting

FLASH ID and handwriter are computer programs that compare questioned handwritten documents against handwritten samples from known writers. FLASH ID was developed by Sciometrics and is used by the FBI, Handwriter is an open-source R package designed by CSAFE. We compare the accuracy of handwriter and FLASH ID on a closed set of writers using reference handwriting samples from the CSAFE, CVL, and IAM handwriting databases.

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