Date Added: Dec 2012
In this paper, the authors demonstrate the techniques for improved fingerprint recognition. They mainly focused on the study of decomposition of image, feature extraction and feature match. A fingerprint is the reproduction of fingertip impressions and produced when a finger is pressed against a smooth surface. The most evident structural characteristic of a fingerprint is its pattern of interleaved ridges and valleys. Ridges and valleys often run parallel but they can bifurcate or terminate abruptly sometimes. The methods of processing techniques fingerprints are being thoroughly analyzed. An integrated solution for fingerprint recognition is developed for demonstration based on the analysis.