Improving cross sensor interoperability for fingerprint identification

Chenhao Lin, Ajay Kumar Pathak

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Improving accuracy of matching fingerprint images acquired from two different fingerprint sensors is an important research problem with several promising studies in the literature. Most of these studies focus on sensor interoperability using fingerprints acquired from different kinds of contact-based sensors. However emerging contactless fingerprint technologies have shown its benefits. This paper investigates fingerprint sensor interoperability problem using fingerprints acquired from contact-based and contactless sensor. We propose a generalized contact-based fingerprint deformation correction model (DCM) to improve the matching accuracy. This model is trained by estimating the deformation between contact-based fingerprint and corresponding contactless fingerprint (ground truth). We present a method to estimate contact-based fingerprint impression type and intensity. As a result, minutiae features from contact-based and contactless fingerprint can be better aligned using the proposed model. A database of 1200 2D contactless fingerprints and respective contact-based fingerprints from 200 clients is used for the experiments. The experimental results presented in this paper validate our approach and illustrate promising improvement in performance using the proposed model.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 23rd International Conference on Pattern Recognition, ICPR 2016
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509048472
Publication statusPublished - 13 Apr 2017
Event23rd International Conference on Pattern Recognition, ICPR 2016 - Cancun Center, Cancun, Mexico
Duration: 4 Dec 20168 Dec 2016


Conference23rd International Conference on Pattern Recognition, ICPR 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition


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