Palmprint Verification Using Circular Gabor Filter

  • Azadeh Ghandehari
  • Reza Safabakhsh
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5558)


Recently,researchers have been paying an excessive amount of attention to biometric palmprint which has gained popularity and received significant prominence due to its high stability and uniqueness. In this study, two certain filters have been taken into consideration, namely Gabor filter and Circular Gabor filter which are used to obtain feature information from two distinguishing regions of interest, square and inscribed circle areas as the central part sub-images and the two palmprint images are compared with one another in terms of their hamming distance. The outcomes of the experiment gave an indication to the fact that circular Gabor Filter had a comparatively better performance than traditional one in extracting distinct feature information.


Biometrics Feature extraction Gabor filter Texture analysis 


  1. 1.
    Kong, A., Zhang, D., Lu, G.: A Study of Identical Twins’ Palmprints for Personal Authentication. In: Zhang, D., Jain, A.K. (eds.) ICB 2006. LNCS, vol. 3832, pp. 668–674. Springer, Heidelberg (2006) Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Jain, A., Bolle, R., Pankanti, S.: Biometrics: Personal Identification in Networked Society. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht (1999) Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Miller, B.: Vital Signs of identity. IEEE Spectrum 2, 22–30 (1994) Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Ross, A., Jain, A.K.: Multimodal Biometrics: An Overview. In: Proceedings of the 12th European Signal Processing Conference, pp. 1221–1224 (2004) Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Lu, G., Zhang, D., Wang, K.: Palmprint Recognition using Eigenpalms Features. Pattern Recognition Letters 24, 1473–1477 (2003) Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Li, W., Zhang, D., Xu, Z.: Palmprint Identification by Fourier Transform. International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence 16, 417–432 (2003) Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Funada, J., Ohta, N., Mizoguchi, M., Temma, T., Nakanishi, K., Murai, A., Sugiuchi, T., Wakabayashi, T., Yamada, Y.: Feature Extraction Method for Palmprint Considering Elimination of Creases. In: Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Pattern Recognition, vol. 2, pp. 1849–1854 (1998) Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Zhang, D., Shu, W.: Two Novel Characteristics in Palmprint Verification: Datum Point Invariance and Line Feature Matching. Pattern Recognition 32, 691–702 (1999) Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    Wu, X., Wang, K., Zhang, D.: Fuzzy Directional Element Energy Feature (FDEEF) based Palmprint Identification. In: Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Pattern Recognition, vol. 1, pp. 95–98 (2002) Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    Han, C.C., Cheng, H.L., Lin, C.L., Fan, K.C.: Personal Authentication using Palmprint Features. Pattern Recognition 2, 281–371 (2003) Google Scholar
  11. 11.
    Wu, X., Zhang, D., Wang, K.: Fisherpalms based Palmprint Recognition. Pattern Recognition Letters 24, 2829–2838 (2003) Google Scholar
  12. 12.
    Li, W., You, J., Zhang, D.: Texture-based Palmprint Retrieval using a Layered Search Scheme for Personal Identification. IEEE Transactions on Multimedia 7, 891–898 (2005) Google Scholar
  13. 13.
    Kong, W.K., Zhang, D., Li, W.: Palmprint Feature Extraction using 2-D Gabor Filters. Pattern Recognition 10, 2339–2347 (2003) Google Scholar
  14. 14.
    You, J., Li, W., Zhang, D.: Hierarchical Palmprint Identification via Multiple Feature Extraction. Pattern Recognition 35, 847–859 (2002) Google Scholar
  15. 15.
    Zhang, J., Tan, T.: Rotation Invariant Texture Segmentation via Circular Gabor Filters. In: IEEE International Conference on Pattern Recognition (2002) Google Scholar
  16. 16.
    Biometrics Research Centre (BRC),
  17. 17.
    Wu, P.S., Li, M.: Pyramid Edge Detection based on Stack Filter. Pattern Recognition Letters 18, 329–348 (1997)Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Azadeh Ghandehari
    • 1
  • Reza Safabakhsh
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Engineering & TechnologyIslamic Azad University (Saveh Branch)Iran
  2. 2.Computer Engineering DepartmentAmirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic)Iran

Personalised recommendations