Environmentally realistic fingerprint-image generation with evolutionary filter-bank optimization

Jin Hyuk Hong, Ung Keun Cho, Sung Bae Cho

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Constructing a fingerprint database is important to evaluate the performance of an automatic fingerprint recognition system. Because of the difficulty of collecting samples, there are only few benchmark databases available. Moreover, it is hard to evaluate how robust the system is against various environments with those databases. This paper presents a novel method that generates fingerprint images automatically from only a few training samples by using the evolutionary algorithm. Fingerprints generated by the proposed method include similar characteristics of those collected from the corresponding real environment. The proposed method has been verified by comparing with real fingerprints, indicating the usefulness of the method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6201-6212
Number of pages12
JournalExpert Systems with Applications
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2012 May

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Artificial Intelligence


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