Multimedia Tools and Applications

, Volume 76, Issue 6, pp 7731–7747 | Cite as

A coding-guided holistic-based palmprint recognition approach

  • Mohsen Tabejamaat
  • Abdolmajid MousaviEmail author


In the past few years, the need for accuracy and robustness against luminosity variations has drawn a considerable share of the palmprint research toward coding-based approaches. However, on the downside coding-based approaches require a high computational cost. On the contrary, while holistic-based palmprint recognition methods are easy to implement and have low computational burden, they usually do not result in a highly desirable accuracy. As a result, more recently hybridization of the holistic-based and coding-based methods has gained a boost. These hybridization schemes take advantages of both holistic and coding information to achieve a better performance. However, their computational burden due to incorporating the coding approach is still much heavier than the holistic methods. In this paper, we propose a new hybridization scheme based on Anisotropic Filter (AF) coding and the two-phase test sample representation (TPTSR) for the palmprint identification. In our scheme, the coding-based method is only applied on a super narrowed gallery in order to measure the classification confidence for a given test sample. Then, we apply our Guided Holistic (GH)-based method for classifying the test sample if the holistic-based algorithm is not sufficiently confident. Experimental results demonstrate the efficiency of our method in enhancing both the complexity cost and the accuracy of the results.


Palmprint recognition Feature-based method Holistic-based method Coding-based method 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of EngineeringLorestan UniversityKhoramabadIran

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