Quality Measures in Biometric Systems
Quality assessment; Biometric quality; Quality-based processing
Since the establishment of biometrics as a specific research area in the late 1990s, the biometric community has focused its efforts in the development of accurate recognition algorithms . Nowadays, biometric recognition is a mature technology that is used in many applications, offering greater security and convenience than traditional methods of personal recognition .
During the past few years, biometric quality measurement has become an important concern after a number of studies and technology benchmarks that demonstrate how performance of biometric systems is heavily affected by the quality of biometric signals . This operationally important step has been nevertheless under-researched compared to the primary feature extraction and pattern recognition tasks . One of the main challenges facing biometric technologies is performance degradation in less controlled situations, and the problem...
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