On the use of spectral minutiae in high-resolution palmprint recognition

Ruifang Wang, Raymond N.J. Veldhuis, Daniel Ramos, Lieuwe Jan Spreeuwers, Julian Fierrez, H. Xu

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    The spectral minutiae representation has been proposed as a novel method to minutiae-based fingerprint recognition, which can handle minutiae translation and rotation and improve matching speed. As high-resolution palmprint recognition is also mainly based on minutiae sets, we apply spectral minutiae representation to palmprints and implement spectral minutiae based matching. We optimize key parameters for the method by experimental study on the characteristics of spectral minutiae using both fingerprints and palmprints. However, experimental results show that spectral minutiae representation has much worse performance for palmprints than that for fingerprints. EER 15.89% and 14.2% are achieved on the public high-resolution palmprint database THUPALMLAB using location-based spectral minutiae representation (SML) and the complex spectral minutiae representation (SMC) respectively while 5.1% and 3.05% on FVC2002 DB2A fingerprint database. Based on statistical analysis, we find the worse performance for palmprints mainly due to larger non-linear distortion and much larger number of minutiae.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Workshop on Biometrics and Forensics (IWBF), 2013
    Place of PublicationUSA
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-4987-1
    Publication statusPublished - 4 Apr 2013
    EventInternational Workshop on Biometrics and Forensics, IWBF 2013 - Lisbon, Portugal
    Duration: 4 Apr 20135 Apr 2013

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    PublisherIEEE Computer Society


    WorkshopInternational Workshop on Biometrics and Forensics, IWBF 2013
    Other4-5 April 2013


    • METIS-297768
    • minutiae-based fingerprint recognition
    • high-resolution palmprint recognition
    • spectral minutiae based matching
    • EWI-23567
    • Nonlinear distortion
    • Statistical Analysis
    • palmprint database
    • key parameter optimization
    • location-based spectral minutiae representation
    • minutiae rotation
    • minutiae translation
    • IR-86963
    • Complex spectral minutiae representation
    • SCS-Safety

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