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International Journal of Biometrics


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International Journal of Biometrics (3 papers in press)


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  • Hough Transform based Technique for Fingerprint Alteration Detection and Classification
    by Anoop T R, Mini M.G 
    Abstract: Fingerprint alteration is a major threat to automatic fingerprint identification systems, especially in boarder security control system. A Hough transform based method for detection and classification of altered fingerprint is presented here. Altered fingerprints consists of huge amount of broken ridges due to different process used for making alteration and this in turn causes large number of ridge ending. The amount of ridge endings is different in different types of altered fingerprints. Hough transform based method proposed in this paper utilizes the variation in ridge ending density as a feature for detection and classification of altered fingerprints. The ridge end points in normal and altered fingerprints are collinear even though they are distributed randomly in the image space. Due to the variation of ridge ending density, the number of collinear ridge end points varies with respect to normal and different types of alteration. Making use of this, a threshold is selected in the Hough accumulator to perform detection and classification of fingerprint alteration. A method for the classification of scar present in altered and normal fingerprints is also proposed here.
    Keywords: Fingerprint alteration; Detection; Classification; Hough Transform; Hough accumulator; Thresholds; Scar; Obliteration; Distortion; Imitation; Accumulator enhancement.

Special Issue on: "Emerging Biometric Modalities,"

  • Overview and Challenges of Palm Vein Biometric System   Order a copy of this article
    by Zarina Mohd Noh, Abdul Rahman Ramli, M. Iqbal Saripan, Marsyita Hanafi 
    Abstract: Palm vein biometric system is one of the biometric technologies that has grabbed the attention of scholarly researchers and industrial alike, due to its distinctive properties and hidden nature. Constant effort had been done in improving the palm vein biometric system performance through the design of its vein acquisition system and vein image analysis. This paper provides an overview of the underlying elements of a palm vein biometric system that summarizes the works done, and predicts the upcoming research focus in this area.
    Keywords: palm vein pattern; biometric recognition; acquisition system; vein image analysis
  • Multi-resolution elongated CS-LDP with Gabor Feature for Face Recognition   Order a copy of this article
    by Xi Chen, Fangyuan Hu, Zengli Liu, Qingsong Huang, Jiashu Zhang 
    Abstract: Center-symmetric local derivative pattern (CS-LDP) algorithm is proposed to describe the local second-order derivative feature of texture, However, CS-LDP can only describe second-order derivative feature of texture on four directions and lost some discriminant information on other directions. Addressing such problems, this paper proposed multi-resolution elongated CS-LDP (ME-CS-LDP) to solve such problem. By increasing the number of directions, which can be implemented by increasing the sampling points on the ellipse radius with interpolation, multi-resolution elongated CS-LDP can provide more discriminant information on more directions. Furthermore, our proposed multi-resolution elongated CS-LDP is defined in ellipse field to depict some important ellipse part of faces, like eyes and mouth. Gabor filter plus ME-CS-LDP/weighed ME-CS-LDP is used for face recognition in this paper. Experiments are carried out on the illumination subset of Yale B database,the subset of PIE illumination database and VALID face database. Experimental results have validated the effectiveness of the proposed method.
    Keywords: Face recognition; Gabor filter; Multi-resolution elongated CS-LDP