American Journal of Applied Sciences

FINGER KNUCKLE-PRINT IDENTIFICATION BASED ON LOCAL AND GLOBAL FEATURE EXTRACTION USING SDOST

N. B. Mahesh Kumar and K. Premalatha

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2014.929.938

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 11, Issue 6

Pages 929-938

Abstract

Finger knuckle-print biometric system has widely used in modern e-world. The region of interest is needed as the key for the feature extraction in a good biometric system. The symmetric discrete orthonormal stockwell transform provides the computational efficiency and multi-scale information of wavelet transforms, while providing texture features in terms of Fourier frequencies. It outperforms leading wavelet-based texture analysis methods. This motivates us to propose a new local and global feature extractor. For the finger knuckle-print, the local and global features are critical for an image observation and recognition. For the finger knuckle-print, the local and global information are critical for an image observation and recognition. The local features of an enhanced finger knuckle-print image are extracted using symmetric discrete orthonormal stockwell transform. The Fourier transform of an image is obtained by increasing the scale of symmetric discrete orthonormal stockwell transform to infinity. The Fourier transform coefficients extracted from the finger knuckle-print image is considered as the global information. The local and global information are physically linked by means of the framework of time frequency analysis. The global feature is exploited to refine the arrangement of finger knuckle-print images in matching. The proposed scheme makes use of the local and global features to verify finger knuckle-print images. The weighted average of the local and global matching distances is taken as the final matching distance of two finger knuckle-print images. The investigational results indicate that the proposed work outperforms an existing works with an equal error rate of 0.0045 and 100% correct recognition rate on the finger knuckle-print database.

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© 2014 N. B. Mahesh Kumar and K. Premalatha. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.