Date Added: Dec 2010
Fingerprint system is an important biometric technique for personal identification. The metric used for performance of identification techniques are directly scanned fingerprints or inked impression of fingerprints. The purpose is real-time, high confidence recognition of a person's identity by mathematical analysis of the random patterns that are visible within the finger prints from some distance. Finger prints is a protected internal organ whose random texture is stable throughout life, it can serve as a kind of living password that one need not remember but one always carries along. Because the randomness of finger print patterns has very high dimensionality, recognition decisions are made with confidence levels high enough to support rapid and reliable exhaustive searches through national-sized databases.