Partial fingerprint identification through correlation-based approach

Omid Zanganeh, Nandita Bhattacharjee, Bala Srinivasan

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    Partial fingerprints are likely to be fragmentary or low quality, which mandates the development of accurate fingerprint verification algorithms. Two fingerprints should be aligned properly, in order to measure the similarity between them. Moreover, the common fingerprint recognition methods (minutiae-based) only use the limited information that is available. This affects the reliability of the output of the fingerprint recognition system, especially when dealing with partial fingerprints. To overcome this drawback, in this research, a region-based fingerprint recognition method is proposed in which the fingerprints are compared in a pixel-wise manner by computing their correlation coefficient. Therefore, all the attributes of the fingerprint contribute in the matching decision. Such a technique is promising to accurately recognise a partial fingerprint as well as a full fingerprint compared to the minutiae-based fingerprint recognition methods which only concentrate
    on parts of the fingerprint. The proposed method is based on simple but effective metrics that has been de-fined to compute local similarities which is then combined into a global score and then used to make the match/non-match decision. Extensive experiments over FVC2002 data set has proven the superiority of our method compared to the other well-known techniques reported in literature.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th International Conference on Security and Cryptography (SECRYPT 2014)
    EditorsMohammad S Obaidat, Andreas Holzinger, Pierangela Samarati
    Place of PublicationSciTePress Digital Library
    Pages275 - 284
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)9789897580451
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    EventInternational Conference on Information Security and Cryptography 2014 - Vienna, Austria
    Duration: 28 Aug 201430 Aug 2014
    Conference number: 11th


    ConferenceInternational Conference on Information Security and Cryptography 2014
    Abbreviated titleSECRYPT 2014
    OtherSECRYPT is part of ICETE, the 11th International Joint Conference on e-Business and Telecommunications.
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    ICETE 2014 will be held in conjunction with ICSOFT 2014, SIMULTECH 2014 and DATA 2014.
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    • Biometric
    • Partial fingerprint
    • Identification
    • Authentication
    • Local correlation matching technique

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