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Interoperability in Fingerprint Recognition: A Large-Scale Empirical Study

Lugini, L., Marasco, E., Cukic, B. & Gashi, I. (2013). Interoperability in Fingerprint Recognition: A Large-Scale Empirical Study. Paper presented at the 43rd Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN 2013), 24 - 27 June 2013, Budapest, Hungary.


Biometric systems are widely deployed in governmental, military and commercial/civilian applications. There are a multitude of sensors and matching algorithms available from different vendors. This creates a competitive market for these products, which is good for the consumers but emphasizes the importance of interoperability. Interoperability is the ability of a biometric system to handle variations introduced in the biometric data due to the deployment of different capture devices. The use of different biometric devices may increase error rates. In this paper, we perform a large-scale empirical study of the status of interoperability between fingerprint sensors and assess the performance consequence when interoperability is lacking.

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Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Computer Science > Software Reliability
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