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J Med Eng Technol. 2007 Jan-Feb;31(1):36-45.

Online fingerprint verification.

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Electrical Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, Uttaranchal, 247 667, India.

Abstract

As organizations search for more secure authentication methods for user access, e-commerce, and other security applications, biometrics is gaining increasing attention. With an increasing emphasis on the emerging automatic personal identification applications, fingerprint based identification is becoming more popular. The most widely used fingerprint representation is the minutiae based representation. The main drawback with this representation is that it does not utilize a significant component of the rich discriminatory information available in the fingerprints. Local ridge structures cannot be completely characterized by minutiae. Also, it is difficult quickly to match two fingerprint images containing different number of unregistered minutiae points. In this study filter bank based representation, which eliminates these weakness, is implemented and the overall performance of the developed system is tested. The results have shown that this system can be used effectively for secure online verification applications.

PMID:
17365425
DOI:
10.1080/03091900500324194
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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