This paper addresses the biometric scores fusion problem from the error rate minimization point of view. Comparing to the conventional approach which treats fusion classifier design and performance evaluation as a two-stage process, this work directly optimizes the target performance with respect to fusion classifier design. Based on a smooth approximation to the total error rate of identity verification, a deterministic solution is proposed to solve the fusion optimization problem. The proposed method is applied to a face and iris verification fusion problem addressing the demand for high security in the modern networked society. Our empirical evaluations show promising potential in terms of decision accuracy and computing efficiency.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Signal Processing
- Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
- Artificial Intelligence