Modeling Intra-class Variation for Nonideal Iris Recognition
Intra-class variation is fundamental to the FNMR performance of iris recognition systems. In this paper, we perform a systematic study of modeling intra-class variation for nonideal iris images captured under less-controlled environments. We present global geometric calibration techniques for compensating distortion associated with off-angle acquisition and local geometric calibration techniques for compensating distortion due to inaccurate segmentation or pupil dilation. Geometric calibration facilitates both the localization and recognition of iris and more importantly, it offers a new approach of trading FNMR with FMR. We use experimental results to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed calibration techniques on both ideal and non-ideal iris databases.
KeywordsIris Image Iris Recognition Local Calibration Geometric Calibration Iris Localization
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