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Efficient fingerprint feature extraction: Algorithm and performance evaluation

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


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This paper summarises a simple procedure for extracting fingerprint minutiae from a digital greyscale image. Many approaches were studied and the best selected and implemented. A sequential binarisation approach was chosen implementing Otsu's method for binarisation, a parallel thinning algorithm and then a crossing number approach for the minutiae extraction steps. The algorithm was implemented in a Matlab environment using images from the FVC2004 database. In order to show the performance of this algorithm results are presented and compared to another similar algorithm found in literature. © 2008 IEEE.

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

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 6th International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing (CSNDSP 2008)

Year of Conference: 2008

Pages: 581-584

Publisher: IEEE


DOI: 10.1109/CSNDSP.2008.4610735

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ISBN: 9781424418756