Abstract: A method of creating registration signature data for a computerized signature collation scheme. A plurality of signature data sets are averaged in order to calculate a candidate set of registration signature data. The candidate set of registration signature data is collated with each signature data set. When no unacceptable discrepancy is found as a result of collation between the candidate set of registration signature data and the signature data sets, the candidate set of registration signature data is treated as registration signature data.
Abstract: A handwritten character recognition method including the steps of acquiring coordinate information and writing pressure information relating to a handwritten character string as three-dimensional time series information, correcting the handwritten character string data through use of a warping function in order to minimize the overall degree of difference among a plurality of sets of handwritten character string data, and comparing the thus-corrected character string data with registered handwritten character string data by dynamic programming matching so as to obtain the overall degree of difference between the handwritten character string data and the corrected handwritten character string data.
Abstract: An object checking system, particularly a signature checking system, verifies each card carrier by checking a signature entered from a tablet provided for a signature checking terminal device with a reference data stored in an IC card carried by the card carrier. The card is provided with a signature checker used to check the signature according to the checking algorithm corresponding to the reference data. The terminal device sends the hand-written signature to the card and receives the check result from the signature checker. Thus, the terminal device can verify the card carrier regardless of the type of the reference data stored in the card. In addition, only the signature checking program may be stored in the card, so that the terminal device reads the checking program to check the target signature or many signature checking programs may be stored in the terminal device in advance.
Abstract: The authentication of users on networks is performed more easily and efficiently, as follows:Authentication data sent from the application client 20 is relayed to a verification server 30 by the application server 10. The verification server 30 maintains a database of valid authentication data, against which it verifies received authentication data. Verification results are sent to the application server 10, which then processes users on the basis of these results. As a result, the configuration of application servers 10 is simplified. Verification servers or servers 30 can be used by a plurality of application servers 10, allowing for the efficient use of resources on a network.
Abstract: An authentication method for use by application servers on networks to authenticate users of the applications is provided. In the method, an application server receives authentication data from the user. The application server determines the type of authentication data received from the user and determines a suitable verification server. The received authentication data is sent together with the identification data of the user to a verification server. The verification server verifies whether the sent authentication data is the authentication data of the user designated by the sent identification data. The verification server notifies the application server of the verification result and, on the basis of the returned verification result, the application server authenticates the user.
Abstract: A method for authenticating users on networks includes an application server requesting a user host to send authentication data to a verification server. The verification server maintains a database of valid authentication data, against which it compares and verifies the authentication data it receives from the user host. The verification result is sent to the application server, which authenticates the user based on the result. Therefore, the configuration of the application server is simplified. The verification server can be used by a plurality of application servers, allowing for the efficient use of resources on a network.
Abstract: A pattern generation method for registering handwriting and a method for updating same that facilitates the obtaining of a registration pattern that reflects accurately the characteristics of an individual handwritten signature. Dynamic programming matching is used to obtain a cumulative error among a plurality of input patterns in the form of a distortion function, and this distortion function is used for shape averaging and time distortion averaging of input patterns.
Abstract: A method of measuring the profile of a three-dimensional object including the steps of scanning the surface of the object to be measured with a slit-ray, forming an optical image of the surface of the object on an imaging plane of a nonscanning type two-dimensional image sensor which is composed of a plurality of mutually independent photosensors, measuring each time interval between a time when the slit-ray passes a predetermined point and a time when reflected rays are received by any of each of the plurality of mutually independent photosensors, storing each of the time intervals measured in separate memory means with a one to one correspondence between the position of each of the plurality of photosensors and each of the plurality of separate memory means and determining the profile from the time interval stored.