Fingerprints recognition using minutiae extraction: A fuzzy approach

TitleFingerprints recognition using minutiae extraction: A fuzzy approach
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsMontesanto A., Baldassarri P, Vallesi G., Tascini G
Conference NameProceedings - 14th International conference on Image Analysis and Processing, ICIAP 2007

The aim of this paper is to study the fingerprint verification based on local ridge discontinuities features (minutiae) only using grey scale images. We extract minutiae using two algorithms those following ridge lines and then recording ridge endings and bifurcations. Moreover we use a third algorithm able to develop a minutiae verification processing a local area using a neural network ( multilayer perceptron). Fingerprint distortion is filtered using a minutiae whole representation based on regular invariant moments. The results of the three minutiae extraction algorithms are joined during the minutiae pattern matching phase for fingerprint verification. Here we propose a new method of matching that use fuzzy operator to bypass the problem of different numbers of minutiae extracted from the algorithms. Experimental evidences show fingerprint recognition up to 95%. © 2007 IEEE.