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)
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 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)
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)
Outdoor parking lot vacancy detection systems have attracted a great deal of attention in the last decade due the large number of practical applications. However, a common problem that researchers in this field very often face is the lack of a representative dataset to perform their experiments. To mitigate this difficulty , in this paper we introduce a new(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)
This paper describes an implicit segmentation-based method for recognition of strings of characters (words or numerals). In a two-stage HMM-based method, an implicit segmentation is applied to segment either words or numeral strings, and in the verification stage, foreground and background features are combined to compensate the loss in terms of recognition(More)
Although it shows enormous potential as a feature extractor, 2D principal component analysis produces numerous coefficients. Using a feature-selection algorithm based on a multiobjective genetic algorithm to analyze and discard irrelevant coefficients offers a solution that considerably reduces the number of coefficients, while also improving recognition(More)