Effective fingerprint classification by localized models of support vector machines

Jun Ki Min, Jin Hyuk Hong, Sung Bae Cho

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Fingerprint classification is useful as a preliminary step of the matching process and is performed in order to reduce searching time. Various classifiers like support vector machines (SVMs) have been used to fingerprint classification. Since the SVM which achieves high accuracy in pattern classification is a binary classifier, we propose a classifier-fusion method, multiple decision templates (MuDTs). The proposed method extracts several clusters of different characteristics from each class of fingerprints and constructs localized classification models in order to overcome restrictions to ambiguous fingerprints. Experimental results show the feasibility and validity of the proposed method.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Biometrics - International Conference, ICB 2006, Proceedings
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventInternational Conference on Biometrics, ICB 2006 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: 2006 Jan 52006 Jan 7

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume3832 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


OtherInternational Conference on Biometrics, ICB 2006
CityHong Kong

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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