Fingerprint template protection with Minutia Vicinity Decomposition

Jin Zhe, Andrew Teoh Beng Jin

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Minutia vicinity representation was recently proposed by Yang & Busch to generate a protected fingerprint template scheme [14], the resultant protected template enjoys good accuracy and free from alignment. However, Yang and Busche's scheme is highly likely reversible [18]. This paper proposed a new minutiae representation technique known as Minutia Vicinity Decomposition (MVD) whereby each minutia vicinity is decomposed into four minutia triplets. A set of geometrical invariant features can be extracted from the minutia triplet to construct a fingerprint template. The invariant features with random offsets salting mechanism enhance the reversibility, revocability as well as performance accuracy of the resultant protected fingerprint template. Promising experimental results on FVC2002 DB2 justify the feasibility of our proposed technique.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 International Joint Conference on Biometrics, IJCB 2011
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Joint Conference on Biometrics 2011 - Doubletree Hotel Crystal City, Washington, United States of America
Duration: 11 Oct 201113 Oct 2011 (Conference website)


ConferenceInternational Joint Conference on Biometrics 2011
Abbreviated titleIJCB 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
OtherThe International Joint Conference on Biometrics (IJCB 11) is a special combination of two major biometrics research conference traditions, the International Conference on Biometrics (ICB) and the Biometrics Theory, Application and Systems (BTAS) conference
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