Fingerprint Orientation Template Matching Based on Mutual Information

  • Xuying Zhao
  • Xiaokun Zhang
  • Geng Zhao
  • Rong Qian
  • Xiaodong Li
  • Kejun Zhang
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 107)


A novel fingerprint matching method based on mutual information is proposed. Fingerprint Orientation is estimated in blocksize and quantized in an appropriate interval. MI of two fingerprint images is calculated in a joint probability distribution of their orientation fields with high noise immunity. The fingerprint matching result involves a combination of MI and minutia matching score using the product fusion strategy. Experimental results show the better performance compared with the alternative approach.


Fingerprint recognition Mutual information Orientation field Template matching 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xuying Zhao
    • 1
  • Xiaokun Zhang
    • 1
  • Geng Zhao
    • 1
  • Rong Qian
    • 1
  • Xiaodong Li
    • 1
  • Kejun Zhang
    • 1
  1. 1.Beijing Electronic Science and Technology InstituteBeijingPeople’s Republic of China

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