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SVC2004: First international signature verification competition

Authors Yeung, Dit Yan View this author's profile
Chang, Hong HKUST affiliated (currently or previously)
Xiong, Yimin
George, Susan
Kashi, Ramanujan
Matsumoto, Takashi
Rigoll, Gerhard
Issue Date 2004
Source Lecture notes in computer science - Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics , v. 3072, 2004, p. 16-22
Summary Handwritten signature is the most widely accepted biometric for identity verification. To facilitate objective evaluation and comparison of algorithms in the field of automatic handwritten signature verification, we organized the First International Signature Verification Competition (SVC2004) recently as a step towards establishing common benchmark databases and benchmarking rules. For each of the two tasks of the competition, a signature database involving 100 sets of signature data was created, with 20 genuine signatures and 20 skilled forgeries for each set. Eventually, 13 teams competed for Task 1 and eight teams competed for Task 2. When evaluated on data with skilled forgeries, the best team for Task 1 gives an equal error rate (EER) of 2.84\% and that for Task 2 gives an EER of 2.89\%. We believe that SVC2004 has successfully achieved its goals and the experience gained from SVC2004 will be very useful to similar activities in the future.
ISSN 0302-9743
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