Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems: From Fingerprints to Fingermarks

Davide Maltoni, Raffaele Cappelli, Didier Meuwly

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    The aim of this chapter is to present the automated fingerprint recognition
    technology and its use for forensic applications. After a brief historical review,
    we provide an introduction to modern Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems (AFIS) by discussing their functionalities and accuracy. The topic then
    becomes more technical and goes through some of the recently introduced
    approaches for fingerprint recognition (both for fingerprint and fingermarks).
    Forensic applications exploiting the recognition of fingerprints (identity verification and identification) and fingermarks (forensic intelligence, investigation and evaluation) are then described. Finally, a discussion about the current topics and foreseeable challenges in terms of technology and application concludes the chapter.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHandbook of Biometrics for Forensic Science
    EditorsMassimo Tistarelli, Christophe Champod
    Number of pages25
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-50673-9
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-50671-5
    Publication statusPublished - 3 Feb 2017

    Publication series

    NameAdvances in Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
    PublisherSpringer Cham, Switzerland
    ISSN (Print)2191-6586
    ISSN (Electronic)2191-6594


    • Graphic Processing Unit
    • Crime Scene
    • Fingermark Image
    • Forensic Application
    • Fingerprint identification

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