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Fingerprint segmentation based on local Fourier transform
Author(s): Dongjin Fan; Jufu Feng
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Paper Abstract

The segmentation of fingerprint images plays an important role in fingerprint recognition. A new algorithm based on Local Fourier Transform (LFT) for the fingerprint segmentation is proposed in this paper. Firstly, we perform the Local Fourier Transform on image to get eight independent Local Fourier coefficients per pixel. Then, block features are extracted by calculating the 2nd, 4th, 6th order moments of the local Fourier coefficients of every pixel in the block. After that, a Fisher linear discriminant classifier is trained for the classification per block. Finally, mathematical morphology and region boundary smoothing is applied as postprocessing to obtain compact clusters and to reduce the number of classification errors. The experimental results on the databases of FVC2004 demonstrate the robustness and the efficiency of the proposed method.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 November 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6786, MIPPR 2007: Automatic Target Recognition and Image Analysis; and Multispectral Image Acquisition, 67862W (15 November 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.750816
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Dongjin Fan, Peking Univ. (China)
Jufu Feng, Peking Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6786:
MIPPR 2007: Automatic Target Recognition and Image Analysis; and Multispectral Image Acquisition
Tianxu Zhang; Tianxu Zhang; Carl Anthony Nardell; Carl Anthony Nardell; Hanqing Lu; Duane D. Smith; Hangqing Lu, Editor(s)

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