Spectral minutiae representations of fingerprints enhanced by quality data

Haiyun Xu, Raymond N.J. Veldhuis
2009 2009 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Biometrics: Theory, Applications, and Systems  
Many fingerprint recognition systems are based on minutiae matching. However, the recognition accuracy of minutiae-based matching algorithms is highly dependent on the fingerprint minutiae quality. Therefore, in this paper, we introduce a quality integrated spectral minutiae algorithm, in which the minutiae quality information is incorporated to enhance the performance of the spectral minutiae fingerprint recognition system. In our algorithm, two types of quality data are used. The first one is
more » ... the minutiae reliability, expressing the probability that a given point is indeed a minutia; the second one is the minutiae location accuracy, quantifying the error on the minutiae location. We integrate these two types of quality information into the spectral minutiae representation algorithm and achieve a decrease in the Equal Error Rate of over 20% in the experiment. 1 Our method is designed to use in combination with template protection schemes that are based on fuzzy commitment and helper data schemes, such as [5] and [6] , that require as an input a fixed-length feature vector representation of a biometric modality. Other template protection systems exist [7] [8] that do not pose this fixed-length feature vector requirement.
doi:10.1109/btas.2009.5339064 fatcat:nzv37k73bbamjjaxc7ksql3bze