A quality integrated spectral minutiae fingerprint recognition system

H. Xu, Raymond N.J. Veldhuis, Tom A.M. Kevenaar, Anton H.M. Akkermans

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    Many fingerprint recognition systems are based on minutiae matching. However, the recognition accuracy of minutiae-based matching algorithms is highly dependent on the fingerprint minutiae quality. Therefore, in this paper, we introduce a quality integrated spectral minutiae algorithm, in which the minutiae quality information is incorporated to enhance the performance of the spectral minutiae fingerprint recognition system. In our algorithm, two types of quality data are used. The first is the minutiae reliability, expressing the probability that a given point is indeed a minutia; the second is the minutiae location accuracy, quantifying the error on the minutiae location. We integrate these two types of quality information into the spectral minutiae representation algorithm and achieve a decrease of 1% in equal error rate in the experiment.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 30th symposium on information theory in the Benelux
    PublisherWerkgemeenschap voor Informatie- en Communicatietheorie (WIC)
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-90-386-1852-4
    Publication statusPublished - May 2009
    Event30th WIC Symposium on Information Theory in the Benelux 2009 - Eindhoven, Netherlands
    Duration: 28 May 200929 May 2009
    Conference number: 30

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    PublisherWerkgemeenschap voor Informatie- en Communicatietheorie


    Conference30th WIC Symposium on Information Theory in the Benelux 2009


    • METIS-268950
    • SCS-Safety
    • EWI-15964
    • IR-72098

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