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THE SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FORENSIC COMPUTER SCIENCE - ICoFCS 2012
Print ISBN 978-85-65069-08-3 - Online ISBN 978-85-65069-06-9, pages 41-45
DOI: 10.5769/C2012007 and http://dx.doi.org/10.5769/C2012007
Fingerprint Image Quality Estimation Using a Fuzzy Inference System
By Carlos Henrique Moniwa Tada, Alexandre Zaghetto, and Bruno Macchiavell
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Fingerprint image quality affects the performance of automatic fingerprint recognition systems, such as AFIS (Automated Fingerprint Identification System). This work proposes a new method for fingerprint image quality estimation using local features (contrast, curvature and ridge flow). A fuzzy inference system is used to combine these features into a single image quality score. Tests are carried out with fingerprint images from the Fingerprint Verification Competition 2006 (FVC 2006) DB2-A database and fingerprint matching software BOZORTH3 from NIST Biometric Image Software (NBIS). After the removal of 5%, 10% and 15% of the poorest quality fingerprints from the DB2-A, we obtained an improvement of 30.6%, 32.6% and 37.9% in EER (Equal Error Rate), respectively.
Fingerprint Image Quality, Fuzzy Inference Systems, Digital Image Processing.