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Neural Networks for Fingerprint Recognition

Baldi, Pierre and Chauvin, Yves (1993) Neural Networks for Fingerprint Recognition. Neural Computation, 5 (3). pp. 402-418. ISSN 0899-7667.

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After collecting a data base of fingerprint images, we design a neural network algorithm for fingerprint recognition. When presented with a pair of fingerprint images, the algorithm outputs an estimate of the probability that the two images originate from the same finger. In one experiment, the neural network is trained using a few hundred pairs of images and its performance is subsequently tested using several thousand pairs of images originated from a subset of the database corresponding to 20 individuals. The error rate currently achieved is less than 0.5%. Additional results, extensions, and possible applications are also briefly discussed.

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Additional Information:Received 28 April 1992; accepted 6 October 1992.
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