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Journal of Electronic Imaging

Core-point detection based on edge mapping in fingerprint images
Author(s): Guo Cao; Zhihong Mao; Quan-sen Sun
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Paper Abstract

We propose a novel and accurate technique based on edge map for the determination of core points in fingerprint images. An edge map is obtained by detecting the edges on a smoothed orientation map. An edge pixel deletion operation is then performed on the edge map based on gradient information. Last, upper and lower core points can be extracted by analyzing the orientation consistency of a few edge pixels. Experimental results show that the proposed method can effectively detect the core points with high speed for all types of fingerprints.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 2009
PDF: 4 pages
J. Electron. Imag. 18(1) 013013 doi: 10.1117/1.3082172
Published in: Journal of Electronic Imaging Volume 18, Issue 1
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Guo Cao, Nanjing Univ. of Science & Technology (China)
Zhihong Mao, Sun Yat-Sen Univ. (China)
Quan-sen Sun, Nanjing Univ. of Science & Technology (China)

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