Efficient fingerprint feature extraction: Algorithm and performance evaluation

L. R. Palmer, M. S. Al-Tarawneh, S. S. Dlay, W. L. Woo

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th International Symposium Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing, CSNDSP 08
PublisherIEEE
Pages581-584
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781424418763
ISBN (Print)9781424418756
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Aug 2008
Event6th International Symposium Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing, CSNDSP 08 - Graz, Austria
Duration: 23 Jul 200825 Jul 2008

Conference

Conference6th International Symposium Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing, CSNDSP 08
CountryAustria
CityGraz
Period23/07/0825/07/08

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