User recognition based on periocular biometrics and touch dynamics

Andrea Casanova, Lucia Cascone, Aniello Castiglione, Weizhi Meng*, Chiara Pero

*Corresponding author for this work

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Web user behavioural recognition is the process by which web users are identified and distinguished through behavioural features. In this work, two sources of behavioural biometric data are analyzed for the development of this web user identification model, touch dynamics and the characteristics extracted from the periocular area related to the pupils, blinks and fixations. The approach adopted used to improve the overall performance of the multimodal biometric recognition system is based on a fusion at the Feature level to which different distance measure techniques (Euclidean, Bray-Curtis, Manhattan, Canberra, Chebyshev, Cosine) are applied to determine if the test sample belongs to the target subject. To further improve the system performance, we have applied multi-data processing methods such as Canonical Correlation Analysis (CCA) and Principal Component Analysis (PCA). The results obtained demonstrate the promise of these two different biometric traits and, above all, of their fusion. In fact, the fusion approach allows obtaining an accuracy higher than that of individual biometrics, reaching an accuracy of over 92%.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPattern Recognition Letters
Pages (from-to)114-120
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2021

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  • Behavioural biometrics
  • Biometric identification
  • Eye movement
  • Touch dynamics
  • User recognition


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