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Copybook style determination of pseudo-online handwriting data


2005 2005

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Abstract (summary)

Questioned document examination plays an important investigative and forensic role in many types of crime. For a ransom note or forgery, writer identification is the main goal. As an intermediate step towards writer identification, this dissertation presents a procedure for document examiners to determine the copybook style of a questioned document. Determining the copybook style helps to narrow the suspect population of the writer. The procedure uses a combination of pseudo-online data, the SDSS (Stroke Direction Sequence String) features, and the modified Levenshtein edit distance to obtain similarity matching scores. A second part of this dissertation focuses on cluster analysis of the pseudo-online copybook style database to determine what styles are similar. The resulting clusters group the similar copybook styles and indicate some geographic groupings.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Computer science
Classification
0984: Computer science
Identifier / keyword
Applied sciences; Copybook; Handwriting; Pattern matching
Title
Copybook style determination of pseudo-online handwriting data
Author
Manfredi, Mary L.
Number of pages
123
Publication year
2005
Degree date
2005
School code
0483
Source
DAI-B 66/09, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780542343865, 054234386X
Advisor
Cha, Sung-Hyuk
University/institution
Pace University
University location
United States -- New York
Degree
D.P.S.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3191872
ProQuest document ID
305387321
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305387321
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