Segmentation of Slap Fingerprint Images

  • Kamlesh Tiwari
  • Joyeeta Mandal
  • Phalguni Gupta
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 375)


This paper proposes a novel technique to segment fingerprints from 4-slap image. Black pixels of down scaled and binarized slap images are subjected to experience a mutual superposition attractive force which is inversely proportional to the square of distance. Pixels having high force are grouped based on their force angles, and adjacent connected groups are merged to form components. These components are used to identify hand and to label fingers. The technique have been tested on IITK-Rural and IITK-Student databases and has achieved high segmentation accuracy of 96.80% and 99.2% respectively.


Biometrics Fingerprint Minutiae Slap Scanner Segmentation ROC curve 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kamlesh Tiwari
    • 1
  • Joyeeta Mandal
    • 1
  • Phalguni Gupta
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology KanpurKanpurIndia

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