Encyclopedia of Biometrics

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

Fingerprint Databases and Evaluation

  • Fernando Alonso-Fernandez
  • Julian Fierrez
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-73003-5_61

Synonyms

Definition

Fingerprint databases are structured collections of fingerprint data mainly used for either evaluation or operational recognition purposes.

The fingerprints in databases for evaluation are usually detached from the identity of the corresponding individuals, are publicly available for research purposes, and usually consist of raw fingerprint images acquired with live-scan sensors or digitized from inked fingerprint impressions on paper. These databases are the basis for research in automatic fingerprint recognition, and together with specific experimental protocols, are the basis for a number of technology evaluations and benchmarks. This is the type of fingerprint databases further developed here.

On the other hand, fingerprint databases for operational recognition are typically proprietary, usually incorporate personal information about the enrolled people together with the fingerprint data, and can incorporate either...

This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access.

References

  1. 1.
    Maltoni, D., Maio, D., Jain, A., Prabhakar, S.: Handbook of Fingerprint Recognition. Springer, New York (2003)Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Jain, A., Ross, A., Pankanti, S.: Biometrics: A tool for information security. IEEE Trans. Inf. Forensics Secur. 1, 125–143 (2002)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    NIST Special Databases and Software from the Image Group, http://www.itl.nist.gov/iad/894.03/databases/defs/dbases.html
  4. 4.
    Maio, D., Maltoni, D., Capelli, R., Wayman, J., Jain, A.: FVC2000: Fingerprint verification competition. IEEE Trans. Pattern Anal. Mach. Intell. 24, 402–412 (2002)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Maio, D., Maltoni, D., Capelli, R., Wayman, J., Jain, A.: FVC2002: Second fingerprint verification competition. Proc. Intl. Conf. Pattern Recognit. 3, 811–814 (2002)Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Cappelli, R., Maio, D., Maltoni, D., Wayman, J.L., Jain, A.K.: Performance evaluation of fingerprint verification systems. IEEE Trans. Pattern Anal. Mach. Intell. 28, 3–18 (2006)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    FVC2006. Fingerprint Verification Competition, http://bias.csr.unibo.it/fvc2006/default.asp(2006)
  8. 8.
    Fierrez, J., Ortega-Garcia, J., Torre-Toledano, D., Gonzalez-Rodriguez, J.: BioSec baseline corpus: a multimodal biometric database. Pattern Recognit. 40, 1389–1392 (2007)Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    Garcia-Salicetti, S., Beumier, C., Chollet, G., Dorizzi, B., les Jardins, J., Lunter, J., Ni, Y., Petrovska-Delacretaz, D.: BIOMET: A multimodal person authentication database including face, voice, fingerprint, hand and signature modalities. Lecture Notes Comput. Sci. 2688, 845–853 (2003)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    Ortega-Garcia, J., Fierrez-Aguilar, J., Simon, D., Gonzalez, J., Faundez-Zanuy, M., Espinosa, V., Satue, A., Hernaez, I., Igarza, J., Vivaracho, C., Escudero, D., Moro, Q.: MCYT baseline corpus: a bimodal biometric database. IEE Proc. Vision Image Signal Process 150, 395–401 (2003)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    Fierrez, J., Galbally, J., Ortega-Garcia, J., et al: BiosecurID: A multimodal biometric database. Pattern Anal. Appl. 12 (2009)Google Scholar
  12. 12.
    Ortega-Garcia, J., Fierrez, J., Alonso-Fernandez, F., et al: The multi-scenario multi-environment BioSecure multimodal database (BMDB), IEEE Trans. Pattern Anal. Mach. Intell. 31 (2009)Google Scholar
  13. 13.
    Wilson, C., et al: Fingerprint Vendor Techonology Evaluation 2003: Summary of Results and Analysis Report. NISTIR 7123, http://fpvte.nist.gov(2004)
  14. 14.
    Grother, P., et al.: MINEX – Performance and interoperability of the INCITS 378 fingerprint template, NISTIR 7296, http://fingerprint.nist.gov/minex(2005)
  15. 15.
    ANSI-INCITS 378, Fingerprint Minutiae Format for Data Interchange, American National Standard (2004)Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Fernando Alonso-Fernandez
    • 1
  • Julian Fierrez
    • 1
  1. 1.Biometric Recognition Group – ATVS, Escuela Politecnica SuperiorUniversidad Autonoma de MadridCampus de CantoblancoSpain