Information fusion for palmprint authentication

Xiangqian Wu, Kuanquan Wang, Dapeng Zhang

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A palmprint can be represented using different features and the different representations reflect the different characteristic of a palmprint. Fusion of multiple palmprint features may enhance the performance of a palmprint authentication system. This paper investigates the fusion of two types of palmprint information: the phase (called PalmCode) and the orientation (called OrientationCode). The PalmCode is extracted using the 2-D Gabor filters based algorithm and the OrientationCode is computed using several directional templates. Then several fusion strategies are investigated and compared. The experimental results show that the fusion of the PalmCode and OrientationCode using the Product, Sum and Weighted Sum strategies can greatly improve the accuracy of palmprint authentication, which is up to 99.6%.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiometric Technology for Human Identification III
Publication statusPublished - 29 Aug 2006
EventBiometric Technology for Human Identification III - Kissimmee, FL, United States
Duration: 17 Apr 200618 Apr 2006


ConferenceBiometric Technology for Human Identification III
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityKissimmee, FL


  • Biometrics
  • Information fusion
  • OrientationCode
  • PalmCode
  • Palmprint authentication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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