A novel approach to optimize crime investigation process using palmprint recognition

Janitha R. Karunawallabha, Thilini I. Wijesiriwardene, Vajisha U. Wanniarachchi, Anuja T. Dharmaratne, Damitha Sandaruwan

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A crime investigation is generally carried out to aid the crime solving process by identifying criminals and in some cases victims. Print evidence plays a crucial part in identifying criminals or suspects. According to Sri Lankan Criminal Records, 30%-35% of the print evidences are in the form of partial palmprints. Partial-to-full palmprint matching has attracted the experts in print identification area and researchers in palmprint matching. An efficient partial palmprint identification approach can increase the efficiency of the criminal investigation process in Sri Lanka as well as in other countries.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions 2013 - Colombo, Sri Lanka
Duration: 11 Dec 201315 Dec 2013
Conference number: 14th
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/conhome/6747516/proceeding (Proceedings)


ConferenceInternational Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions 2013
Abbreviated titleICTer 2013
CountrySri Lanka
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  • Minutiae matching
  • Palmprint classification
  • Palmprint segmentation
  • Partial palmprint recognition

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