A Combined Technique for Fingerprint Matching
This paper reports the investigation a hybrid technique for fingerprint identification (matching). The combination of NCC template matching with minutiae matching offer better performance compared to individual application. NCC is basically image-based matching, a technique of which no requirement in reference point availability. Minutiae matching, in contrast, requires smaller database but tends to offer lower accuracy when the number of minutiae points is small. To reduce the database size, the proposed technique stores the binary images where the template matching is also performed in this domain.