An efficient dynamic reliability-dependent bit allocation for biometric discretization

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A biometric discretization scheme converts biometric features into a binary string via segmenting every one-dimensional feature space into multiple labelled intervals, assigning each interval-captured feature element with a short binary string and concatenating the binary output of all feature elements into a bit string. This paper proposes a bit allocation algorithm for biometric discretization to allocate bits dynamically to every feature element based on a Binary Reflected Gray code. Unlike existing bit allocation schemes, our scheme bases upon a combination of bit statistics (reliability measure) and signal to noise ratio (discriminability measure) in performing feature selection and bit allocation procedures. Several empirical comparative studies are conducted extensively on two popular face datasets to justify the efficiency and feasibility of our proposed approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1960-1971
Number of pages12
JournalPattern Recognition
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2012 May

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation (KOSEF) grant funded by the Korea government (MEST) (No. 2011-8-1095 ) and the BrainGain Project under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation Malaysia (Grant number: MOSTI/BGM/R&D/25(3) ).

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Artificial Intelligence


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