Exploiting the "Doddington Zoo" Effect in Biometric Fusion

Date Added: Sep 2009
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Recent research in biometrics has suggested the existence of the "Biometric Menagerie" in which weak users contribute disproportionately to the error rate (FAR and FRR) of a biometric system. The aim of this work is to utilize this observation to design a multibiometric system where information is consolidated on a user-specific basis. To facilitate this, the users in a database are characterized into multiple categories and only users belonging to weak categories are required to provide additional biometric information.