Writer identification in modern and historical documents via binary pixel patterns, Kolmogorov-Smirnov test and fisher's method

Arie Shaus, Eli Turkel

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Abstract

The authors present a new method of writer identification, employing the full power of multiple experiments, which yields a statistically significant result. Each individual binarized and segmented character is represented as a histogram of 512 binary pixel patterns - 3 × 3 black and white patches. In the process of comparing two given inscriptions under a "single author" assumption, the algorithm performs a Kolmogorov-Smirnov test for each letter and each patch. The resulting p-values are combined using Fisher's method, producing a single p-value. Experiments on both Modern and Ancient Hebrew data sets demonstrate the excellent performance and robustness of this approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)203-211
Number of pages9
JournalIS and T International Symposium on Electronic Imaging Science and Technology
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017
EventHuman Vision and Electronic Imaging 2017, HVEI 2017 - Burlingame, United States
Duration: 29 Jan 20172 Feb 2017

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