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Computación y Sistemas

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Comp. y Sist. vol.18 n.4 México Oct./Dec. 2014 

Fast and Efficient Palmprint Identification of a Small Sample within a Full Image


Carlos Francisco Moreno-García and Francesc Serratosa


1 Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Departament d'Enginyeria Informàtica i Matemàtiques, Spain.,


Article received on 04/09/2014.
Accepted on 03/11/2014.



In some fields like forensic research, experts demand that a found sample of an individual can be matched with its full counterpart contained in a database. The found sample may present several characteristics that make this matching more difficult to perform, such as distortion and, most importantly, a very small size. Several solutions have been presented intending to solve this problem, however, big computational effort is required or low recognition rate is obtained. In this paper, we present a fast, simple, and efficient method to relate a small sample of a partial palmprint to a full one using elemental optimization processes and a voting mechanic. Experimentation shows that our method performs with a higher recognition rate than the state of the art method, when trying to identify palmprint samples with a radius as small as 2.64 cm.

Keywords: Sub-image registration, Hough method, candidate voting, Hungarian algorithm.





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