Bits extraction for palmprint template protection with Gabor magnitude and multi-bit quantization

Meiru Mu, X. Shao, Qiuqi Ruan, Lieuwe Jan Spreeuwers, Raymond N.J. Veldhuis

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    In this paper, we propose a method of fixed-length binary string extraction (denoted by LogGM_DROBA) from low-resolution palmprint image for developing palmprint template protection technology. In order to extract reliable (stable and discriminative) bits, multi-bit equal-probability-interval quantization and detection rate optimized bit allocation (DROBA) are operated on the real-valued features, which are resulted from representing the palmprint image by simple statistics on logarithmic transform of Gabor magnitude (LogGM). Assuming the Helper Data Scheme with a BCH error correction coding is adopted for template protection, the performance is evaluated on the Hong Kong PolyU palmprint database. The experimental results show that our method can achieve low Bit Error Rate (BER) resulted from genuine binary strings so that a long secret key (around 100 bits) is allowed to be combined for security, and low False Rejection Rate and low False Acceptance Rate (FRR/FAR) when the key retrial process is considered as a Hamming distance classifier, which verify the high stability and strong distinctive ability of our extracted palmprint binary string.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2013 International Conference on Biometrics (ICB)
    Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, USA
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-0310-8
    Publication statusPublished - 4 Jun 2013
    Event6th IAPR International Conference on Biometrics, ICB 2013 - School of Mining Engineering, Madrid, Spain
    Duration: 4 Jun 20137 Jun 2013
    Conference number: 6

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    Conference6th IAPR International Conference on Biometrics, ICB 2013
    Abbreviated titleICB
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    • EWI-23947
    • SCS-Safety
    • Palmprint
    • IR-87791
    • Template Protection
    • Biometrics
    • METIS-300147
    • gabor filter

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