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Spectral Minutiae Representations of Fingerprints Enhanced by Quality Data

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Executive Summary

Many fingerprint recognition systems are based on minutiae matching. However, the recognition accuracy of minutiae-based matching algorithms is highly dependent on the fingerprint minutiae quality. Therefore, in this paper, the authors introduce a quality integrated spectral minutiae algorithm, in which the minutiae quality information is incorporated to enhance the performance of the spectral minutiae fingerprint recognition system. In the algorithm, two types of quality data are used. The first one is the minutiae reliability, expressing the probability that a given point is indeed a minutia; the second one is the minutiae location accuracy, quantifying the error on the minutiae location.

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