A Hybrid Core Point Localization Algorithm

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The localization of core point represents an important stage of many fingerprint processing algorithms. The authors present a novel hybrid method based on modified angular orientation field estimation and an improved complex filtering technique. Fingerprint based identification is one of the important biometric technology which has drawn a substantial applications now. A fingerprint is the pattern of ridges and furrows on the surface of a fingertip. Ridges and valleys usually run in parallel sometimes terminate and sometime bifurcate.