Verifier-Tuple as a Classifier for Biometric Handwriting Authentication – Combination of Syntax and Semantics

  • Andrea Oermann
  • Jana Dittmann
  • Claus Vielhauer
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3677)


In this paper, a new concept for classifying handwriting data and its analysis for biometric user authentication is presented. The concept’s characteristic is the combination of syntax and semantics. It implies a determination of four distinct levels of syntax and semantics to lower complexity and structure information. We demonstrate the concept’s impacts on on-line handwritings and the user verification, and clarify the benefit of applying information of higher levels of semantics within the authentication methods. As a result we are able to evaluate techniques for biometric user authentication. Furthermore, we precisely outline and reason a more accurate biometric user authentication system, due to the classification given by the Verifier-Tuple concept.


Biometrics Security of Multimedia Content Identification and Authentication 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrea Oermann
    • 1
  • Jana Dittmann
    • 1
  • Claus Vielhauer
    • 1
  1. 1.Otto-von-Guericke-University of MagdeburgMagdeburgGermany

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