Encyclopedia of Biometrics

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

Fingerprint Quality

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-73003-5_949

The intrinsic characteristic of a fingerprint image that may be used to determine its suitability for further processing by the biometric system or assess its conformance to pre-established standards is fingerprint quality. The quality of a biometric signal is a numerical value (or a vector) that measures this intrinsic attribute.

 Individuality of Fingerprints

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