Dorsal finger texture recognition: Investigating fixed-length SURF

Daniel Hartung, Jesper Kückelhahn

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    Abstract

    We seek to create fixed-length features from dorsal finger skin images extracted by the SURF interest point detector to combine it in the privacy enhancing helper data scheme. The source of the biometric samples is the GUC45 database which features finger vein, fingerprint and dorsal finger skin images for modality fusion. First, the region of interest (ROI) is extracted, after which SURF features are extracted, and finally two different approaches for creating fixed length feature vectors are applied. SURF performance on the ROI is comparable to the PolyU database reported in the literature, namely an equal error rate of 0.74%. Of the two explored approaches for fixed-length features creation, averaging the descriptor components proved the most successful, achieving an equal error rate of 11.72%. Potential run-time performance increases were discovered as a side-effect. Without changing the complexity of the SURF matching scheme, a reduction in run-time of 75%–80% has been achieved, with only minimal precision loss; EER increases from 0.74% to 1%. The complexity of the matching can be reduced from O(n2) to constant time, but at a higher precision cost and resulting in an EER of 16.51%.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2012 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC)
    PublisherIEEE
    Publication date2012
    Pages1315-1321
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-1713-9
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4673-1712-2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    Event2012 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC) - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
    Duration: 14 Oct 201217 Oct 2012
    http://www.smc2012.org/

    Conference

    Conference2012 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC)
    CountryKorea, Republic of
    CitySeoul
    Period14/10/201217/10/2012
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    Cite this

    Hartung, D., & Kückelhahn, J. (2012). Dorsal finger texture recognition: Investigating fixed-length SURF. In 2012 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC) (pp. 1315-1321). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSMC.2012.6377915