Encyclopedia of Biometrics

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


Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-73003-5_9033

Biometric features are the information extracted from biometric samples which can be used for comparison with a biometric reference. For example, characteristic measures extracted from a face photograph such as eye distance or nose size etc. The aim of the extraction of biometric features from a biometric sample is to remove superfluous information which does not contribute to biometric recognition. This enables a fast comparison and an improved biometric performance, and may have privacy advantages.

 Biometric Algorithms

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