A Biometric’s Individuality

  • Ruud M. Bolle
  • Jonathan H. Connell
  • Sharath Pankanti
  • Nalini K. Ratha
  • Andrew W. Senior
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Part of the Springer Professional Computing book series (SPC)

Abstract

There has been much interest in the individuality of some of the biometric identifiers. Loosely speaking, individuality has to do with comparing a biometric with a password [179]; it is related to how easy it is randomly to “guess” a biometric machine representation, given current sensing and matching capabilities. Reasons for the interest in individuality include the many recent challenges to fingerprint, signature, and writer authentication expert testimony in the courts of law. As well as the published empirical studies on the relatively new iris biometric (Section 14.2).

Keywords

Prob Ability Fingerprint Image False Match False Association Query Template 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ruud M. Bolle
    • 1
  • Jonathan H. Connell
    • 1
  • Sharath Pankanti
    • 1
  • Nalini K. Ratha
    • 1
  • Andrew W. Senior
    • 1
  1. 1.IBM T.J. Watson Research CenterHawthorneUSA

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