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Biometric Methods and Implementation of Algorithms

Biometric measures of one kind or another have been used to identify people since ancient times, with handwritten signatures, facial features, and fingerprints being the traditional methods. Of late, systems have been built that automate the task of recognition, using these methods and newer ones, such as hand geometry, voiceprints and iris patterns. These systems have different strengths and weaknesses. This paper is a two-section composition. In the starting section, the authors present an analytical and comparative study of common biometric techniques. The performance of each of them has been viewed and then tabularized as a result. The latter section involves the actual implementation of the techniques under consideration that has been done using a state of the art tool called, MATLAB.

Provided by: World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology Topic: Security Date Added: Sep 2010 Format: PDF

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