A Statistical Evaluation Model for Minutiae-Based Automatic Fingerprint Verification Systems

  • J. S. Chen
  • Y. S. Moon
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3832)


Evaluation of the reliability of an Automatic Fingerprint Verification System (AFVS) is usually performed by applying it to a fingerprint database to get the verification accuracy. However, such an evaluation process might be quite time consuming especially for big fingerprint databases. This may prolong the developing cycles of AFVSs and thus increase the cost. Also, comparison of the reliability of different AFVSs may be unfair if different fingerprint databases are used. In this paper, we propose a solution to solve these problems by creating an AFVS evaluation model which can be used for verification accuracy prediction and fair reliability comparison. Experimental results show that our model can predict the performance of a real AFVS pretty satisfactorily.


Probability Density Function Fingerprint Image Direction Difference Core Point Verification Performance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. S. Chen
    • 1
  • Y. S. Moon
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringThe Chinese University of Hong KongShatin, N. T., Hong Kong

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