Security

Wavelet Application in Fingerprint Recognition

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Executive Summary

Fingerprint verification is one of the most reliable personal identification methods and it plays a very important role in forensic applications like criminal investigations, terrorist identification and National security issues. Some fingerprint identification algorithm (such as using Fast Fourier Transform (FFT), Minutiae Extraction) may require so much computation as to be impractical. Wavelet based algorithm may be the key to making a low cost fingerprint identification system. Wavelet analysis and its applications to fingerprint verification is one of the fast growing areas for research in recent year.

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