Multiscale competitive code for efficient palmprint recognition

Wangmeng Zuo, Feng Yue, Kuanquan Wang, Dapeng Zhang

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Coding-based method, which encodes the responses of a bank of filters into bitwise features, has been very successful in palmprint representation and matching. Palmprints, however, are typically multiscale features, where the palm lines can be represented at a higher scale while the wrinkles at a lower scale. In this work, we present a mutliscale competitive code method for efficient palmprint representation and matching. In filterbank design, we adopt the log-Gabor wavelets since of its less overlapping in the frequency domain. In palmprint representation, competitive code is used to encoding the dominant orientation of the filter responses in each scale. In palmprint matching, a fusion rule is proposed to combine the distances obtained using different scales. Experimental results indicate that the proposed method achieves better recognition accuracy and faster matching speed while compared with several state-of-the-art methods.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2008 19th International Conference on Pattern Recognition, ICPR 2008
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008
Event2008 19th International Conference on Pattern Recognition, ICPR 2008 - Tampa, FL, United States
Duration: 8 Dec 200811 Dec 2008


Conference2008 19th International Conference on Pattern Recognition, ICPR 2008
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityTampa, FL

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition


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