Offline Signature Recognition Using Hidden Markov Model (HMM)
HMM has been used successfully to model speech and online signature in the past two decades. The success has been attributed to the fact that these biometric traits have time reference. Only few HMM based offline signature recognition systems have be developed because offline signature lack time reference. This paper presents a recognition system for offline signatures using Discrete Cosine Transform (DCT) and Hidden Markov Model (HMM). The signature to be trained or recognized is vertically divided into segments at the centre of gravity using the space reference positions of the pixels.