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An Algorithm for Fingerprint Enhancement & Matching

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Executive Summary

Minutiae pattern remains a widely used representation of a fingerprint most fingerprint recognition techniques are based on minutiae matching and have been well studied. However, this technology still suffers from problems associated with the handling of poor quality impressions. One problem besetting fingerprint matching is distortion. Distortion changes both geometric position and orientation, and leads to difficulties in establishing a match among multiple impressions acquired from the same finger tip. Marking all the minutiae accurately as well as rejecting false minutiae is another issue still under research. The authors' work has combined many methods to build a minutia extractor and minutia matcher.

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