Luiz Eduardo Soares de Oliveira

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—A modular system to recognize handwritten numerical strings is proposed. It uses a segmentation-based recognition approach and a Recognition and Verification strategy. The approach combines the outputs from different levels such as segmentation, recognition, and postprocessing in a probabilistic model. A new verification scheme which contains two verifiers(More)
In this work we address two important issues of off-line signature verification. The first one regards feature extraction. We introduce a new graphometric feature set that considers the curvature of the most important segments, perceptually speaking, of the signature. The idea is to simulate the shape of the signature by using Bezier curves and then extract(More)
Feature selection for ensembles has shown to be an effective strategy for ensemble creation due to its ability of producing good subsets of features, which make the clas-sifiers of the ensemble disagree on difficult cases. In this paper we present an ensemble feature selection approach based on a hierarchical multi-objective genetic algorithm. The(More)
In this paper a methodology for feature selection for the handwritten digit string recognition is proposed. Its novelty lies in the use of a multiobjective genetic algorithm where sensitivity analysis and neural network are employed to allow the use of a representative database to evaluate fitness and the use of a validation database to identify the subsets(More)
In this paper, the impact on fuzzy ARTMAP performance of decisions taken for batch supervised learning is assessed through computer simulation. By learning different real-world and synthetic data, using different learning strategies, training set sizes, and hyper-parameter values, the generalization error and resources requirements of this neural network(More)
In this paper two approaches of genetic algorithm for feature subset selection are compared. The first approach considers a simple genetic algorithm (SGA) while the second one takes into account an iterative genetic algorithm (IGA) which is claimed to converge faster than SGA. Initially, we present an overview of the system to be optimized and the(More)
This work presents a literature review of multiple classifier systems based on the dynamic selection of classifiers. First, it briefly reviews some basic concepts and definitions related to such a classification approach and then it presents the state of the art organized according to a proposed taxonomy. In addition, a two-step analysis is applied to the(More)
In this paper we discuss the use of SVMs to recognize handwritten numerical strings. Such a problem is more complex than recognizing isolated digits since one must deal with problems such as segmen-tation, overlapping, unknown number of digits, etc. In order to perform our experiments, we have used a segmentation-based recognition system using heuristic(More)
Forest species can be taxonomically divided into groups, genera, and families. This is very important for an automatic forest species classification system, in order to avoid possible confusion between species belonging to two different groups, genera, or families. A common problem that researchers in this field very often face is the lack of a(More)