PASCAL - Pattern Analysis, Statistical Modelling and Computational Learning

Fusion of Multiple Candidate Orientations in Fingerprints
En Zhu, Edwin Hancock, Jianping Yin, Jianming Zhang and Huiyao An
In: Image Analysis and Recognition - 8th International Conference, ICIAR 2011, June 22-24, 2011., Burnaby, BC, Canada.


This paper addresses the problem of local ridge orientation estimation of fingerprint image. The proposed method computes multiple candidate orientations for each foreground block. A systematic method, consisting of orientation voting and orientation propagation, for selecting orientation out of the multiple candidates is designed according to the smooth changing of local ridge orientations. Experiments show that the proposed methods are robust for poor quality images and the overall matching performance is improved.

EPrint Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Project Keyword:Project Keyword UNSPECIFIED
Subjects:Machine Vision
ID Code:8540
Deposited By:Edwin Hancock
Deposited On:13 February 2012