APIs, Standards, and Databases

  • Ruud M. Bolle
  • Jonathan H. Connell
  • Sharath Pankanti
  • Nalini K. Ratha
  • Andrew W. Senior
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Part of the Springer Professional Computing book series (SPC)

Abstract

For wide acceptance of biometrics, standards for interfaces and methods for performance evaluation are needed. Unfortunately, at the hardware level, the devices for biometrics still remain non-inter-operable except when sharing a common existing standard such as NTSC video. However, at the next level several standards are in the process of being developed and promoted. For instance, the Bio API [11,215] is a standard for the application programming interface allowing the decoupling of biometrics-technologies from the applications that use them. In terms of standardized evaluation, NIST is playing an important role in designing several fingerprint databases [222–226] and conducting speaker verification tests. Similarly, the US Department of Defense runs the FERET and FRVT face recognition tests. This chapter will further describe the current inter-operability standards and common public databases.

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ruud M. Bolle
    • 1
  • Jonathan H. Connell
    • 1
  • Sharath Pankanti
    • 1
  • Nalini K. Ratha
    • 1
  • Andrew W. Senior
    • 1
  1. 1.IBM T.J. Watson Research CenterHawthorneUSA

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