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Encyclopedia of Biometrics

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Biometric Data

Biometric data, also called biometric sample or biometric record, is any data record containing a biometric sample of any modality (or multiple modalities), whether that data has been processed or not. Biometric data may be formatted (encoded) in accordance with a standard or may be vendor specific (proprietary) and may or may not be encapsulated with the metadata. Examples of biometric data include a single compressed fingerprint image, a four-finger slap image formatted as an ANSI/NIST ITL1-2000 Type-14 record, a record containing fingerprint minutiae from the right and left index fingers, a digital passport face photo, two iris images within a CBEFF structure, or an XML encoded voice sample.

Biometric Interfaces

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