Multimedia Tools and Applications

, Volume 78, Issue 3, pp 3065–3085 | Cite as

Score level based latent fingerprint enhancement and matching using SIFT feature

  • Adhiyaman Manickam
  • Ezhilmaran Devarasan
  • Gunasekaran Manogaran
  • Malarvizhi Kumar PriyanEmail author
  • R. Varatharajan
  • Ching-Hsien Hsu
  • Raja Krishnamoorthi


Latent fingerprint identification is such a difficult task to law enforcement agencies and border security in identifying suspects. It is a too complicate due to poor quality images with non-linear distortion and complex background noise. Hence, the image quality is required for matching those latent fingerprints. The current researchers have been working based on minutiae points for fingerprint matching because of their accuracy are acceptable. In an effort to extend technology for fingerprint matching, our model is to propose the enhancementand matching for latent fingerprints using Scale Invariant Feature Transformation (SIFT). It has involved in two phases (i) Latent fingerprint contrast enhancement using intuitionistic type-2 fuzzy set (ii) Extract the SIFTfeature points from the latent fingerprints. Then thematching algorithm is performedwith n- number of images and scoresare calculated by Euclidean distance. We tested our algorithm for matching, usinga public domain fingerprint database such as FVC-2004 and IIIT-latent fingerprint. The experimental consequences indicatethe matching result is obtained satisfactory compare than minutiae points.


Latent fingerprint image Intuitionistic fuzzy set Enhancement SIFT feature Matching 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Science and Humanities, Saveetha School of EngineeringSaveetha UniversityChennaiIndia
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsVIT UniversityVelloreIndia
  3. 3.University of CaliforniaDavisUSA
  4. 4.Sri Ramanujar Engineering CollegeChennaiIndia
  5. 5.Chung Hua UniversityHsinchu CityTaiwan
  6. 6.Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Saveetha School of EngineeringSaveetha UniversityChennaiIndia

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