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A fingerprint recognition method based on Fourier filtering enhancement and minutia matching
Author(s): Bo Li
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Paper Abstract

The fingerprint (FP) provides an optimal foundation for Automatic Personal Identification Systems. Over the last two decades significant progress in Automatic Fingerprint Identification Systems (AFIS) has been achieved. However, the performance of AFIS still suffers from the FP image quality captured by FP sensors, the enhancement techniques for FP images and feature extraction, and the available approaches of feature matching. In this paper, we proposed a fingerprint enhancement algorithm based on Fourier filtering. In our algorithm the fingerprint enhancement were transformed from spatial domain to frequency domain by Fourier transforming. In addition, Fingerprint matching is one of the most important problems in AFIS. We proposed a minutia matching algorithm. In our algorithm, a simpler alignment method is used. We introduced ridge information into the minutia matching process in a simple but effective way and solved the problem of the matching of vector pairs with low computational cost.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 January 2005
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5642, Information Optics and Photonics Technology, (11 January 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.573556
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Bo Li, Donghua Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5642:
Information Optics and Photonics Technology
Guoguang Mu; Francis T. S. Yu; Suganda Jutamulia, Editor(s)

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