Publications:Combining multiple matchers for fingerprint verification : A case study in biosecure network of excellence

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Title Combining multiple matchers for fingerprint verification : A case study in biosecure network of excellence
Author Fernando Alonso-Fernandez and Julian Fierrez-Aguilar and Hartwig Fronthaler and Klaus Kollreider and Javier Ortega-Garcia and Joaquin Gonzalez-Rodriguez and Josef Bigun
Year 2007
PublicationType Journal Paper
Journal Annales des télécommunications
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Abstract We report on experiments for the fingerprint modality conducted during the First BioSecure Residential Workshop. Two reference systems for fingerprint verification have been tested together with two additional non-reference systems. These systems follow different approaches of fingerprint processing and are discussed in detail. Fusion experiments involving different combinations of the available systems are presented. The experimental results show that the best recognition strategy involves both minutiae-based and correlation-based measurements. Regarding the fusion experiments, the best relative improvement is obtained when fusing systems that are based on heterogeneous strategies for feature extraction and/or matching. The best combinations of two/three/four systems always include the best individual systems whereas the best verification performance is obtained when combining all the available systems.