International Journal of Computer Applications
Using biometrics to verify a person's identity has several advantages over the present practices of Personal Identification Numbers (PINs) and passwords. Minutiae-based automated fingerprint identification systems are more popular, but they are more computationally complex and time consuming. In this paper, the authors propose a simple yet effective technique for fingerprint identification. This method is image-based in which feature vectors of a fingerprint are extracted after sectorization of the cepstrum of a fingerprint. They are matched with those stored in the database. The experimental results show that this algorithm could correctly identify fingerprints with accuracy more than 96% in case of larger number of sectors.