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Binary Biometric Representation Through Pairwise Adaptive Phase Quantization

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Executive Summary

Extracting binary strings from real-valued biometric templates is a fundamental step in template compression and protection systems, such as fuzzy commitment, fuzzy extractor, secure sketch, and helper data systems. Quantization and coding is the straightforward way to extract binary representations from arbitrary real-valued biometric modalities. This paper propose a pairwise Adaptive Phase Quantization (APQ) method, together with a Long-Short (LS) pairing strategy, which aims to maximize the overall detection rate. Experimental results on the FVC2000 fingerprint and the FRGC face database show reasonably good verification performances.

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