Improved Adaptive Fingerprint Binarization

Document type: Conference Papers
Peer reviewed: Yes
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Author(s): Josef Ström Bartunek, Mikael Nilsson, Jörgen Nordberg, Ingvar Claesson
Title: Improved Adaptive Fingerprint Binarization
Conference name: CISP
Year: 2008
Publisher: IEEE
City: Sanya, China
ISI number: 000258873900156
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Engineering - Dept. of Signal Processing (Sektionen för teknik – avd. för signalbehandling)
School of Engineering S- 372 25 Ronneby
+46 455 38 50 00
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Language: English
Abstract: In this paper improvements to a previous work are presented. Removing the redundant artifacts in the fingerprint mask is introduced enhancing the final result. The proposed method is entirely adaptive process adjusting to each fingerprint without any further supervision of the user. Hence, the algorithm is insensitive to the characteristics of the fingerprint sensor and the various physical appearances of the fingerprints. Further, a detailed description of fingerprint mask generation not fully described in the previous work is presented. The improved experimental results are presented.
Subject: Signal Processing\General
Signal Processing\Detection and Classification