Enhancement and feature purification of fingerprint images

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Abstract

A scheme for enhancing and purifying fingerprint images is presented. Detailed descriptions of adaptive filtering, noise elimination, and purification of characteristics are the main topics of the paper. The proposed method for the purification of characteristics uses both foreground and background characteristics; that is, ridge and valley minutiae. This duality allows a fast and effective purification for ridge breaks. The approach applies to distorted and damaged fingerprint images.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1661-1671
Number of pages11
JournalPattern Recognition
Volume26
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

Keywords

  • Adaptive filtering
  • Direction image
  • Dual space purification
  • Fingerprint enhancement
  • Fingerprint processing

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