Encyclopedia of Biometrics

2009 Edition
| Editors: Stan Z. Li, Anil Jain

Fingerprint Singularity

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-73003-5_392

Fingerprint singularity is defined as a core or delta of a fingerprint. Minutiae have dual correspondence between the normal image and density-inverted image, that is, terminations appear as bifurcations and vice versa. However, singularity does not have such trait.

 Fingerprint Image Enhancement

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