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A hybrid method for fingerprint image validity and quality computation

Lookup NU author(s): Mokhled Al-Tarawneh, Dr Wai Lok Woo, Professor Satnam Dlay


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Fingerprint based system reliability is critical for image validity and quality. As, good quality images make the system performance more robust. However, it is always very difficult to obtain good quality images in practice and image quality degradation leads to invalid images. A hybrid method for fingerprint image validity calculation is proposed that combines validity check, using statistical weight calculation and Gabor spectrum approach for image quality assessment. The proposed scheme is investigated using a manual validity check survey and is compared with NIST fingerprint image for image quality. Experimental results on FVC2004 and TIMA database show that the proposed method significantly improves false acceptance and true acceptance rates.

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Author(s): Al-Tarawneh MS, Woo WL, Dlay SS

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 7th WSEAS International Conference on Signal Processing, Robotics and Automation (ISPRA)

Year of Conference: 2008

Pages: 123-129

ISSN: 1790-5117

Publisher: World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society (WSEAS)


Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9789606766442