The project’s goal is developing a system such that its input is a person’s hand-writing and output is a personality evaluation according to a graphological analysis.
Graphology is the analysis of handwriting. It helps identifying and evaluating the writer, indicating their psychological state at the time of writing. The basic assumption of graphology is that writing is a reflex and therefore reflects a person’s personality traits. Graphology has a part in many profiling applications. An example for such a process is choosing people for jury duty in the U.S. judicial system.
There are several reasons for using computers to extract and analyze graphological features:
Manual feature extraction from handwriting samples is tedious, subjective and error-prone.
The same handwriting features can be extracted differently by two different graphologists.
The content of the writing can affect the analysis.
Computer Aided Graphology can help overcome these problems, extract features and analyze them faster and more accurately.
The project can be implemented as a smartphone or a web application.