A Novel Fingerprint Matching Algorithm Using Ridge Curvature Feature

  • Peng Li
  • Xin Yang
  • Qi Su
  • Yangyang Zhang
  • Jie Tian
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5558)


Fingerprint matching based on solely minutiae feature ignore the abundant ridge information in fingerprint images. We propose a novel fingerprint matching algorithm which integrates minutiae feature with ridge curvature map(RCM). The RCM is approximated by a polynomial model which is computed by Least Square(LS) method. In the matching stage, phase-only correlation matching method is employed to match two RCMs. Then sum fusion rule is selected to combine the minutiae matching score and the RCM matching score. Experiments conducted on FVC2002 and FVC2004 databases show that proposed algorithm can obtain more promising performance than solely minutiae-based algorithm and several other multi-feature fusion algorithms.


Fingerprint matching Polynomial model RCM Phase-only correlation Sum rule 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peng Li
    • 1
  • Xin Yang
    • 1
  • Qi Su
    • 1
  • Yangyang Zhang
    • 1
  • Jie Tian
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of AutomationChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina

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