Graphical representation of fingerprint images

J. Zhou, Dapeng Zhang, N. Wu, J. Guo

Research output: Chapter in book / Conference proceedingChapter in an edited book (as author)Academic research


Fingerprint recognition is very important in automatic personalidentification. In conventional fingerprint recognition algorithms,fingerprints are represented graphically with a simple set of minutiae andsingular points, but the information in this kind of representation is notadequate for large-scaleapplications or where fingerprint quality is poor. Acomplete and compact representation of fingerprints is thus highly desirable.In this chapter, we focus on research issues in the graphical representation offingerprints. We first introduce minutiae-based representation and providesome models for the graphical representation of orientation fields. Latterly,we deal with the generation of synthetic fingerprint images and concludewith a discussion of how to establish a complete fingerprint representation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntegrated image and graphics technologies
PublisherKluwer Academic
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9781402077746, 9781402077753
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Publication series

NameKluwer international series in engineering and computer science
VolumeSECS 762


  • Fingerprint recognition
  • Orientation field
  • Minutiae
  • Synthesis
  • Graphical model
  • Approximation


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