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Optical Engineering

Sensor-oriented feature usability evaluation in fingerprint segmentation
Author(s): Ying Li; Yilong Yin; Gongping Yang
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Paper Abstract

Existing fingerprint segmentation methods usually process fingerprint images captured by different sensors with the same feature or feature set. We propose to improve the fingerprint segmentation result in view of an important fact that images from different sensors have different characteristics for segmentation. Feature usability evaluation, which means to evaluate the usability of features to find the personalized feature or feature set for different sensors to improve the performance of segmentation. The need for feature usability evaluation for fingerprint segmentation is raised and analyzed as a new issue. To address this issue, we present a decision-tree-based feature-usability evaluation method, which utilizes a C4.5 decision tree algorithm to evaluate and pick the best suitable feature or feature set for fingerprint segmentation from a typical candidate feature set. We apply the novel method on the FVC2002 database of fingerprint images, which are acquired by four different respective sensors and technologies. Experimental results show that the accuracy of segmentation is improved, and time consumption for feature extraction is dramatically reduced with selected feature(s).

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 June 2013
PDF: 13 pages
Opt. Eng. 52(6) 067201 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.52.6.067201
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 52, Issue 6
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Ying Li, Shandong Univ. (China)
Yilong Yin, Shandong Univ. (China)
Gongping Yang, Shandong Univ. (China)


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