Document Signature Using Intrinsic Features for Counterfeit Detection

Joost van Beusekom, Faisal Shafait, Thomas Breuel
In: S.N. Srihari, K. Franke (eds.) Proceedings of the International Workshop on Computational Forensics volume 5138, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Pages 47-57, Washington, DC, USA, Springer, 8/2008


Document security does not only play an important role in specific domains e.g. passports, checks and degrees but also in every day documents e.g. bills and vouchers. Using special high-security features for this class of documents is not feasible due to the cost and the complexity of these methods. We present an approach for detecting falsified docu- ments using a document signature obtained from its intrinsic features: bounding boxes of connected components are used as a signature. Using the model signature learned from a set of original bills, our approach can identify documents whose signature significantly differs from the model signature. Our approach uses globally optimal document alignment to build a model signature that can be used to compute the probability of a new document being an original one. Preliminary evaluation shows that the method is able to reliably detect faked documents.



@inproceedings{ BEUS2008,
	Title = {Document Signature Using Intrinsic Features for Counterfeit Detection},
	Author = {Joost van Beusekom and Faisal Shafait and Thomas Breuel},
	Editor = {S.N. Srihari, K. Franke},
	BookTitle = {Proceedings of the International Workshop on Computational Forensics},
	Month = {8},
	Year = {2008},
	Series = {Lecture Notes in Computer Science},
	Publisher = {Springer},
	Publisher = {5138},
	Pages = {47-57}

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