Encyclopedia of Biometrics

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

Interoperability

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-73003-5_965

Interoperability in biometrics can be defined as the capability of a recognition system to operate with data from different sources (e.g., data acquired using different sensors or features extracted using systems from different vendors). Most biometric systems are designed under the assumption that the data to be compared with are obtained from a unique source and are restricted in their ability to match or compare with biometric data originated from different sources. As a result, changing the source may affect the performance of the system.

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