Date Added: Nov 2012
In this paper, the authors have presented a fingerprint recognizing system that uses the method of tracing backed up by a validating procedure to detect finger prints minutiae to match two sets of minutiae in order to identify a fingerprint. The experimental results show that the system is highly effective with relatively clean fingerprints. However, for poorly linked and badly damaged fingerprints, the system appears to be not so successful. In order to handle those bad types of finger prints the addition of a preprocessing component that also adopts the approach to reconstruct and enhance the fingerprints before they are processed by the system.