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DOLEŽEL Michal, LODROVÁ Dana, BUSCH Christoph and DRAHANSKÝ Martin. Segmentation Procedure for Fingerprint Area Detection in Image Based on Enhanced Gabor Filtering. International Journal of Bio-Science and Bio-Technology. Daedoek: Science & Engineering Research Support Center, 2010, vol. 2010, no. 3, pp. 39-50. ISSN 1976-118X.
Publication language:english
Original title:Segmentation Procedure for Fingerprint Area Detection in Image Based on Enhanced Gabor Filtering
Title (cs):Segmentační procedura pro detekci oblasti otisku prstu v obraze založená na rozšířeném Gaborově filtrování
Book:International Journal of Bio-Science and Bio-Technology
Place:Daedoek, KR
Journal:International Journal of Bio-Science and Bio-Technology, Vol. 2010, No. 3, Daedoek, KR
fingerprint, fingerprint area detection, semantic conformance testing, image segmentation, Gabor filters
This paper describes a detailed description of segmentation procedure for fingerprint area detection in a digital fingerprint image. Purpose of this procedure is to extract very precisely the fingerprint area and to separate it from the image background. The precise fingerprint area detection is important not only for vendors of minutiae extraction algorithms but also for semantic conformance testing for finger minutiae data in the newly created international standard.
Our segmentation procedure was evaluated for real-world scenario, so the used fingerprints were scanned from real dactyloscopic fingerprint cards. These fingerprints were taken from Ground Truth Database of fingerprints (used subset of GTD originally belongs to NIST SD14 and SD29 databases). Our procedure had to deal with specific problems and properties of these images such as handwritten or printed characters, drawings or specific noise in the background or spread over the fingerprint itself. Our approach was compared with three other methods and yields significantly better results than the best of the benchmarked methods.
   author = {Michal Dole{\v{z}}el and Dana Lodrov{\'{a}} and Christoph
	Busch and Martin Drahansk{\'{y}}},
   title = {Segmentation Procedure for Fingerprint Area Detection in
	Image Based on Enhanced Gabor Filtering},
   pages = {39--50},
   booktitle = {International Journal of Bio-Science and Bio-Technology},
   journal = {International Journal of Bio-Science and Bio-Technology},
   volume = {2010},
   number = {3},
   year = {2010},
   location = {Daedoek, KR},
   ISSN = {1976-118X},
   language = {english},
   url = {}

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