IOSR Journal of Engineering
Biometrics deals with identification of individuals based on their biological or behavioral characteristics. The use of fingerprints, for identification has been employed in law enforcement for about a century. An application of fingerprint is for personal authentication, for instance to access a computer, A bank-machine, cars or home. There are two major shortcomings of the traditional approaches to fingerprint representation. The widely used minutiae-based representation does not utilize a significant component of the rich discriminatory information available in the fingerprints.