Document Analytics to Identify Noncomformance

If you have ever been involved with sales, legal, marketing, or generally any business function that involves agreements, then chances are, you’ve had to endure the back-and-forth that comes with negotiating terms and ensuring that any changes are reflected in the agreement. Then comes the final moment when the signatures need to be added. And […]

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Automating Signature Verification on Absentee Ballots and Mail-In Votes

Since the most common form of identification used at the polls is a signature, many states and municipal governments are making a conscious effort to ensure that their processes include signature authentication. This can be an arduous and labor-intensive process.   Mail-in voting is proving to be an increasingly popular method of voting in the […]

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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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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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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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Signature Verification — Software + Humans = Great Fraud Prevention

Do you ever wonder what happens to signatures on the checks you sign? On two different days your signature, although genuine, might look very different. So why don’t you ever get a call from the bank asking to confirm a transaction? There are a number of reasons, but one might be that their signature analysts […]

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