How to obtain access to the images
The BFL Database may be used for non-commercial research provided you acknowledge the source of the image by citing the following paper in publications about your research:
- C. Freitas, L. S. Oliveira, R. Sabourin, F. Bortolozzi Brazilian Forensic Letter Database, 11th International Workshop on Frontiers on Handwriting Recognition (IWFHR-11), Montreal, QC, Canada, August 19-21 2008. ( ).
Before you can download the database we ask you to register by sending us an email (vri AT inf.ufpr.br) so we are aware of who is using our data. Please include in your email your Last name, First name, Organization and email. Once you have registered you will receive a link to download the database.
Our last results on this database can be found in these references
- Hanusiak, R. K., Justino, E., Oliviera, L. S., Sabourin, R. Writer Verification Using Texture-based Features, International Journal of Document Analysis and Recognition, 15(3):213-226, 2012. ( )
- Bertolini, D.,Oliveira, L. S., Justino, E., Sabourin, R., Texture-based Descriptors for Writer Identification and Verification, Expert Systems With Applications, 40(6):2069-2080, 2013. ( ).