Fingerprint Recognition by Divide and Conquer Method

Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 340)


The recent tendency for human recognition is biometrics. In today’s world, fingerprints, due to its stability and uniqueness, is the most widely used biometrics. Though it is the most ancient as well as most widely researched biometric technology, a 100 % accurate fingerprinting system is still a myth. Here we are proposing a new method for fingerprint recognition system, namely divide and conquer method, where a fingerprint is to be cropped and merged with the database fingerprint and a matching will confirm the verification/identification. Here frequency domain enhancement is used for pre-processing the image, and soft computing tool SOM is used for classification of fingerprints. The final matching is the most used feature of fingerprints, the minutia based.


Biometrics Fingerprints Minutia SOM 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringUniversity of KalyaniKalyaniIndia

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