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Belarusian forensic experts to study handwriting using mathematical algorithms

Belarusian forensic experts are mastering new methods of work. In particular, they will soon use computer technologies helping study handwriting and signatures.

They involve mathematical algorithms, as well as a special program which calculates statistics and, using probability theory, makes it possible to establish whether the signature on the document is genuine or not.

Also, the relationship between a person's psychological portrait and his manner of writing is studied.

Elena Boyko, chief expert of the department of handwriting expertise, Central Office of the State Committee of Forensic Examination of the Republic of Belarus:
Our experts already have quite developed methods, according to which experts work and determine the gender and age of the signatory. The methodology requires the definition of groups of characteristics that formed the basis for determining the sex or age. There are 19 such characteristics.

It is expected that experts will start using such a technique by the end of 2017. However, the program to recognize handwriting will be constantly improved.

Belarusian forensic experts to study handwriting using mathematical algorithms