№1, 2012


Yadigar N. Imamverdiyev

The possibility of using concepts of fractal theory to describe the properties of fingerprints is studied. A method for determining the fractal dimensions of fingerprints and on this basis an effective approach for detecting altered fingerprints is proposed. Results of experiments show that the method distinguishes well images of altered fingerprints. The proposed method requires no additional hardware and can be easily integrated into existing fingerprint recognition systems. (pp. 17-26)

Keywords: altered fingerprint detection, fractal, fractal dimension, multifractal spectr, support vector machine
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