Fingerprint images segmentation using two stages coarse to fine discrimination technique


Ong, , TS and Sek, , YW and David, , NCL and Andrew, , TBJ (2003) Fingerprint images segmentation using two stages coarse to fine discrimination technique. AI 2003: ADVANCES IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, 2903 . pp. 624-632. ISSN 0302-9743

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Segmentation of fingerprint image is necessary to reduce the size of the input data, eliminating undesired background, which is the noisy and smudged area in favor of the central part of the fingerprint. In this paper, an algorithm for the segmentation which uses two stages coarse to fine approach is presented. The coarse segmentation will be performed at first using the orientation certainty values that derived from the blockwise directional field of the fingerprint image. The coarse segmented image will be carry on to the second stage which consist Fourier based enhancement and adaptive thresholding. Orientation certainty values of the resultant binarized image are calculated once again to perform the fine segmentation. Finally, binary image processing is applied as postprocessing to further reduce the segmentation error. Visual inspection shows that the proposed method produce accurate segmentations result. The algorithm is also evaluated by counting the number of false and missed detected center points and compare with the fingerprint image which have no segmentation and with the proposed method without postprocessing. Experiments show that the proposed segmentation method perform well than others.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA71-90 Instruments and machines > QA75.5-76.95 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Information Science and Technology (FIST)
Depositing User: Ms Rosnani Abd Wahab
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2011 01:06
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2011 01:06


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