Expanded capabilities for CheckPlus International for India

Parascript CheckPlus International enables check recognition capabilities in non-U.S. markets. Parascript offers versions for Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, France, India, Italy, Malaysia, Portugal, and Puerto Rico. CheckPlus international for India automates check courtesy and legal amount recognition (CAR/LAR), MICR Line (E13B), date field, account number on the back of the check, and account number […]

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Infographic: Why Automated Signature Verification? Here’s Why!

A couple of months ago, Parascript released a short video featuring the benefits of automated signature verification and how it compares to human verification. Now there’s an infographic explaining the art of automated signature verification, click here to see it: Click Here to View the Infographic. Signatures are a unique biometric that belongs to each […]

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Protecting Sensitive Information on Documents

Government agencies, healthcare departments, and other organizations have a need to identify and protect information located randomly on documents to comply with Federal and State laws. For example, the U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) requires that medical records, even when authorized by patients, protect patient health information. In the same way, the […]

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Signature Verification: Man vs. Machine

Visual signature verification is one of the most common fraud prevention methods that has remained unchanged for many decades. Although criticized, visual verification is still used as the final arbiter when automatic signature verification cannot make a reliable conclusion, or makes the wrong conclusion about signature authenticity. How reliable is visual verification? How does visual […]

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Understanding OCR, ICR, and Parascript ICR

Over the years, recognition technology companies (including Parascript) have attempted to create acronyms to delineate the differences between OCR, ICR, and the technology needed to effectively read many types and styles of handwriting, including cursive. In the end, we haven’t run into anybody who asks about natural handwriting recognition and the such. People just ask […]

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3 Signature elements used in automatic verification

In 1897 Abbé Jean-Hippolyte Michon, the founder of graphology, divided handwriting into seven fundamental elements: speed, pressure, form, dimension, continuity, direction, and order. Since then, the anatomy of handwriting (including signatures) has not changed and these characteristics are still key in signature verification analysis. Forensic expertise looks at such features of handwriting as height, width, […]

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Signature Biometrics and Validation: An Introduction

A biometric is a substantially stable physical or behavioral characteristic or trait of a person which can be automatically measured and characterized for comparison. Over 2000 years ago, Aristotle noticed the connection between handwriting and personality. How we make our loops in letters, the alignment of upper, middle, and lower sections of text, our letter […]

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