Encyclopedia of Biometrics

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

Fingerprint Retrieval

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-73003-5_448

Fingerprint retrieval is a procedure that draws a subset of fingerprints from a database stored on a computer system based on some similarity measure between a query fingerprint and the fingerprints in the database. The ultimate goal of fingerprint retrieval is not to find a group of fingerprints similar to the query fingerprint, but to get back the fingerprint originating from the same finger as that of the query fingerprint. Hence, success or failure of the fingerprint retrieval is determined by whether the retrieved subset contains the fingerprint originating from the same finger as that of the query fingerprint.

 Fingerprint Classification

 Fingerprint Indexing

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