This paper presents an experimental analysis on the use of semi-supervised learning in the handwritten digit recognition field. More specifically, two new feedback-based techniques for retraining individual classifiers in a multi-expert scenario are discussed. These new methods analyze the final decision provided by the multi-expert system so that sample classified with a confidence greater than a specific threshold is used to update the system itself. Experimental results carried out on the CEDAR (handwritten digits) database are presented. In particular, error rate, similarity index and a new correlation score among them are considered in order to evaluate the best retraining rule. For the experimental evaluation, an SVM classifier and five different combination techniques at abstract and measurement level have been used. Finally, the results show that iterating the feedback process, on different multi-expert systems built with the five combination techniques, one retraining rule is winning over the other respect to the best correlation score.