Handwriting Analysis Tool (HAT 2)



HAT 2 is a software tool to analyse handwriting styles. Several different predefined or known handwriting styles (scribal hands) can be analysed concurrently and sorted according to their similarity to a questioned or unknown style . A similarity score will be produced for each known style (scribal hand) to create a relative comparison between them with respect to an unknown style.
In case none of the hands is known, they simply need to be defined as “known” then they will be compared with the questioned or unknown style.


Download HAT 2


The .zip file includes:

  • a Windows installer that works for both x32 and x64 platforms (MacOS via a virtual machine or Wine)
  • a manual that provides a description of the directory structure, usage procedure and some necessary remarks.

This tool is being developed by Hussein Mohammed, researcher in sub-project Z03 of CSMC at Universität Hamburg and is based on the method presented in the following publication:
Hussein Mohammed et al., ‘Normalised Local Naive Bayes Nearest-Neighbour Classifier for Offline Writer Identification’, in 14th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR). IEEE, 2017, Kyoto, Japan.

HAT 2 is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Public License