Evolutionary singularity filter bank optimization for fingerprint image enhancement

Ung Keun Cho, Jin Hyuk Hong, Sung Bae Cho

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Abstract

Singularity is the special feature of fingerprints for identification and classification. Since the performance of singularity extraction depends on the quality of fingerprint images, image enhancement is required to improve the performance. Image enhancement with various image filters might be more useful than a filter, but it is very difficult to find a set of appropriate filters. In this paper, we propose a method that uses the genetic algorithm to find those filters for superior performance of singularity extraction. The performance of the proposed method has been verified by the experiment with NIST DB 4. Moreover, the proposed method does not need any expert knowledge to find the type and order of filters for the target domain, it can be easily applied to other applications of image processing.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplications of Evolutionary Computing - EvoWorkshops 2006
Subtitle of host publicationEvoBIO, EvoCOMNET, EvoHOT, EvoIASP, EvoINTERACTION, EvoMUSART, and EvoSTOC, Proceedings
Pages380-390
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jul 14
EventEvoWorkshops 2006: EvoBIO, EvoCOMNET, EvoHOT, EvoIASP, EvoINTERACTION, EvoMUSART, and EvoSTOC - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 2006 Apr 102006 Apr 12

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume3907 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

OtherEvoWorkshops 2006: EvoBIO, EvoCOMNET, EvoHOT, EvoIASP, EvoINTERACTION, EvoMUSART, and EvoSTOC
CountryHungary
CityBudapest
Period06/4/1006/4/12

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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Cho, U. K., Hong, J. H., & Cho, S. B. (2006). Evolutionary singularity filter bank optimization for fingerprint image enhancement. In Applications of Evolutionary Computing - EvoWorkshops 2006: EvoBIO, EvoCOMNET, EvoHOT, EvoIASP, EvoINTERACTION, EvoMUSART, and EvoSTOC, Proceedings (pp. 380-390). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 3907 LNCS).