Using weighted minutiae for fingerprint identification

  • F. R. Johannesen
  • S. Raaschou
  • O. V. Larsen
  • P. Jürgensen
2D and 3D Shape Recognition
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1121)


This paper describes how a minutiae reliability measure can be defined and integrated in an automatic fingerprint identification system. The reliability measure denotes the quality of the minutiae and is used to weight the minutiae in the matching of two fingerprints. To strengthen the matching even further, relational information is used along with attribute information for describing a fingerprint. Experimental results strongly suggest that the use of weighted minutiae can improve the matching performance significantly.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. R. Johannesen
    • 1
  • S. Raaschou
    • 1
  • O. V. Larsen
    • 1
  • P. Jürgensen
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Image AnalysisAalborg UniversityDenmark

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