Palmprint principal lines extraction

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The palmprint recognition has become a focus inbiological recognition and image processing fields. In this process, the features extraction (with particular attention to palmprint principal line extraction) is especially important. Although a lot of work has been reported, the representation of palmprint is still an open issue. In this paper we propose a simple, efficient, and accurate palmprint principal linesextraction method. Our approach consists of six simple steps:normalization, median filtering, average filters along four prefixed directions, grayscale bottom-hat filtering, combination of bottom-hat filtering, binarization and post processing. The contribution of our work is a new method for palmprint principal lines detection and a new dataset of hand labeled principal lines images (that we use as ground truth in the experiments). Preliminary experimental results showed good performance in terms of accuracy with respect to three methods of the state of the art.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBIOMS 2014 - 2014 IEEE Workshop on Biometric Measurements and Systems for Security and Medical Applications, Proceedings 6951535
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems
  • Biomedical Engineering


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