Discriminating Power of FISWG Characteristic Descriptors Under Different Forensic Use Cases

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    FISWG characteristic descriptors are facial features that can be used for evidence evaluation during forensic case work. In this paper we investigate the discriminating power of a biometric system that uses these characteristic descriptors as features under different forensic use cases. We show that in every forensic use case we can find characteristic descriptors that exhibit moderate to low discriminating power. In all but one use cases, a commercial face recognition system outperforms the characteristic descriptors. However, in low resolution surveillance camera images, some (combination of) characteristic descriptors yield better results than commercial systems.
    Original languageUndefined
    Number of pages7
    Publication statusPublished - 21 Sep 2016
    Event15th International Conference of the Biometrics Special Interest Group, BIOSIG 2016 - Darmstadt, Germany, Darmstadt, Germany
    Duration: 21 Sep 201623 Sep 2016
    Conference number: 15


    Conference15th International Conference of the Biometrics Special Interest Group, BIOSIG 2016
    Abbreviated titleBIOSIG 2016
    Other21-23 Sep 2016


    • biometric system discriminating power
    • forensic use
    • face recognition system
    • evidence evaluation
    • FISWG characteristic descriptor
    • SCS-Safety
    • EWI-27632
    • IR-104049
    • Facial feature
    • low resolution surveillance camera image

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