EXCLUDING THE REMAINING RIDGES OF FINGERPRINT IMAGE

En Zhu, Jianping Yin, Chunfeng Hu, Guomin Zhang, Jianming Zhang

Abstract

Fingerprint segmentation is usually to identify non-ridge regions and unrecoverable low quality ridge regions and exclude them as background so as to reduce the time of image processing and avoid detecting false features. In ridge regions, including high quality and low quality, there are often some remaining ridges which are the afterimage of the previously scanned finger and are expected to be excluded from the foreground. However, existing segmentation methods do not take the case into consideration, and often, the remaining ridge regions are falsely taken as foreground. This paper proposes two steps for fingerprint segmentation aiming to exclude the remaining ridge region from the foreground. The non-ridge regions and unrecoverable low quality ridge regions are removed as background in the first step, and then the foreground produced by the first step is further analyzed so as to remove the remaining ridge region. The proposed method turns out effective in avoiding detecting false ridges and in improving minutiae detection.

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Zhu E., Yin J., Hu C., Zhang G. and Zhang J. (2006). EXCLUDING THE REMAINING RIDGES OF FINGERPRINT IMAGE . In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications - Volume 1: VISAPP, ISBN 972-8865-40-6, pages 346-353. DOI: 10.5220/0001360303460353


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@conference{visapp06,
author={En Zhu and Jianping Yin and Chunfeng Hu and Guomin Zhang and Jianming Zhang},
title={EXCLUDING THE REMAINING RIDGES OF FINGERPRINT IMAGE},
booktitle={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications - Volume 1: VISAPP,},
year={2006},
pages={346-353},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001360303460353},
isbn={972-8865-40-6},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications - Volume 1: VISAPP,
TI - EXCLUDING THE REMAINING RIDGES OF FINGERPRINT IMAGE
SN - 972-8865-40-6
AU - Zhu E.
AU - Yin J.
AU - Hu C.
AU - Zhang G.
AU - Zhang J.
PY - 2006
SP - 346
EP - 353
DO - 10.5220/0001360303460353