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Handbook of Fingerprint Recognition (Springer Professional Computing) Hardcover – 18 Apr 2005

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  • Hardcover: 348 pages
  • Publisher: Springer; 1st ed. 2003. Corr. 2nd printing edition (18 April 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0387954317
  • ISBN-13: 978-0387954318
  • Product Dimensions: 19.5 x 2.2 x 23.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,736,767 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the reviews: .,."a useful reference for all biometric security professionals and researchers. The four coauthors have a distinguished combination of academic and professional experience....Overall, readers will be pleased with the style and substance of this book." -Computing Reviews "This is a comprehensive reviews of its topic a ] . The thoroughness of the treatment of biometric methods is not obvious from the title. This feature will make the book particularly valuable in some robotics contexts. a ] The intended audience includes researchers, practicing engineers, and students a ] . The book is suggested as a reference book for a graduate course on biometrics. The material is clearly presented a ] . This will certainly be a standard reference work in its field." (Alex M. Andrew, Robotica, Vol. 22, 2004) "The book is the first reference on automatic fingerprint recognition and provides an in-depth survey of the fingerprint state-of-the-art, presenting the most recent advances in fingerprints a ] . is ideally suited to researchers and students in biometrics, pattern recognition, forensics, image processing, and computer vision. In addition, it will be essential to developers of biometric solutions, biometric users a ] as well as to project managers and system integrators and administrators involved in the analysis, design, and management of finger-print-based biometric systems." (Computer Spectrum, Issue 4, 2003)

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With their proven distinctiveness and stability over time, fingerprints continue to be the most widely used anatomical characteristic in systems that automatically recognize a person's identity.
This markedly enhanced second edition provides in-depth coverage of the recent advances and practices in fingerprint recognition. Readers will find comprehensive and authoritative coverage of all the major concepts, topics, and systems and security issues associated with fingerprint recognition systems. Written with the same formula that made the success of the first edition, this unique professional reference includes state-of-the-art techniques in fingerprint matching, and covers developments in sensor technology, performance evaluation, international standards, and system security.
Features & Benefits:
* Covers the latest research in fingerprint recognition algorithms and techniques
* Reviews recent guidelines for scanner quality evaluation and certification, and provides examples of new fingerprint sensors
* Provides introductory material on all components and modules of a fingerprint recognition system
* Covers evaluations of fingerprint recognition algorithms and interoperability, including: FpVTE, MINEX, FVC2004 and FVC2006
* Integrates numerous supporting graphs, tables, charts, and performance data
*Examines the design of secure fingerprint systems
* Supplies an extensive annotated bibliography of citations and literature sources.
* Contains helpful chapter overviews and summaries and consistent notation, for ease of use and accessibility
The revised edition of this indispensible reference, written by leading international researchers, covers all critical aspects of fingerprint security systems and technology. It is an essential resource for all security and biometrics professionals, researchers, practitioners, developers, and systems administrators, and can serve as an easy-to-read reference for a graduate course on biometrics.
Davide Maltoni is associate professor in the Department of Electronics, Informatics and Systems (DEIS) at the University of Bologna, where he also co-directs the Biometrics Systems Laboratory (BioLab).
Dario Maio is full professor in the University of Bologna’s DEIS and a co-director of the BioLab. He holds two patents on fingerprint liveness detection.
Anil K. Jain is university-distinguished professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Michigan State University. He is a fellow of the IEEE, ACM and IAPR and holds six patents on algorithms for fingerprint recognition.
Salil Prabhakar is the Chief Scientist of DigitalPersona Inc., a leading provider of fingerprint identity solutions for consumers, enterprises, and custom application developers.
Key Topics
* Fingerprint individuality
* Fingerprint sensing
* Biometric fusion
* Synthetic fingerprint generation
* Minutiae detection
* Fingerprint system security
* Performance evaluation
* Feature extraction, matching, and indexing.

--This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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By A Customer on 20 Sept. 2003
Format: Hardcover
This book will be very useful to researchers in the field, technical experts asked to assess the technology, and nontechnical people wanting to learn and make decisions about biometrics. The book begins with an introductory chapter that summarizes biometric features and system performance, as well as giving a history of fingerprint usage. The second chapter compares and contrasts a variety of fingerprint image acquisition approaches. The third chapter provides a description of a number of feature extraction techniques, with special emphasis on point features known as minutiae. Fingerprint matching is covered in the fourth chapter, with emphasis on minutiae matching and the well-known FingerCode technique. The fifth chapter addresses techniques to handle the scaling problem (matching one fingerprint against a database of 100 is hard; matching a print against a database of 100,000,000 prints is harder!), as well as performance and database management issues. The sixth chapter presents a clever technique to populate fingerprint databases for assessment; namely, the generation of synthetic fingerprints. The seventh chapter addresses fusion of multiple biometrics (e.g., fingerprint plus face) for improved performance. The eighth chapter is a rigorous treatment of fingerprint individuality and should be required reading for those in the justice system that either routinely question the reliability of fingerprints or routinely trust them to be unique. The final chapter of the book deals with the security of fingerprint systems and covers common and uncommon spoofs. A comprehensive bibliography caps off this book. Finally, a DVD-rom with several fingerprint databases and a trial version of the synthetic fingerprint generation software accompanies the book.
The authors of this text are highly respected and important contributors to the science of computerized analysis of fingerprints. This book is likely to be an instant classic in a field of growing importance.
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HASH(0x982e693c) out of 5 stars THE Book on Fingerprints; Highly Recommended Reading. 22 Aug. 2003
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Handbook of Fingerprint Recognition is an excellent book and will appeal to anyone interested in biometrics or fingerprint recognition from an amateur level to actually being involved in the development of automatic fingerprint recognition algorithms. This handbook is an essential reading as it covers both an exhaustive survey of the fingerprint research literature as well as the numerous insights and advice. The book organizes, classifies, and presents hundreds of existing approached in a systematic way. The authors have mathematically formalized many research problems in fingerprint recognition and have included plenty of examples with visual aids to explain the concepts in a simple way. This handbook is the first known book entirely dedicated to the topic of automatic fingerprint recognition.
The Handbook of Fingerprint Recognition is written by the foremost leading international researchers in the field of biometrics and fingerprint recognition. The book contains a total of nine chapters, namely 1) Introduction, 2) Fingerprint Sensing, 3) Fingerprint Analysis and Representation, 4) Fingerprint Matching, 5) Fingerprint Classification and Indexing, 6) Synthetic Fingerprint Generation, 7) Multimodal Biometrics Systems, 8) Fingerprint Individuality, and 9) Securing Fingerprint Systems. Three of the chapters (1, 2, and 9) require no prior background and appeals to a wider audience including system integrators and security managers, but the rest of the core chapters require some familiarity with image/signal processing methods. The breadth of this book is phenomenal. For example, Chapter 4 covers not only the popular minutiae-based fingerprint matching algorithms but also correlation-based and various ridge-feature based fingerprint matching algorithms.
A DVD that contains all the fingerprint databases used in Fingerprint Verification Competition in year 2000 and 2002 is included with the book and is a valuable resource in testing your fingerprint recognition algorithms, since data collection is such an expensive process. A demo version of a synthetic fingerprint generator software (described in Chapter 6) is also included. You can use this software to create your own fingerprint databases at no cost. The book also contains an exhaustive bibliography, which makes it a great reference book.
Handbook of Fingerprint Recognition is the most comprehensive single source of information on biometrics and fingerprint recognition. I would recommend this book to anyone who would like to gain a technical understanding of this area - from the curious to the experts.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9931c9d0) out of 5 stars Truly Outstanding 27 Feb. 2004
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The applications of Biometrics technology range from federated identity management to digital rights management, time and attendance, background checking, and homeland security. None of the biometric characteristics has received more attention till date than fingerprints. Fingerprint recognition is the most cost effective and accurate biometrics, which is evident from its rapid deployment in the widest range of security applications.
This book contains a plethora of information on every aspect of fingerprint recognition technology - introduction to biometrics and fingerprints, fingerprint sensing devices, feature extraction, matching, classification, synthetic fingerprint generation, multimodal systems, secure design, fingerprint individuality - you name it. The DVD accompanying this book will save you a lot of money and trouble of collecting your own data to test your algorithms.

The authors of this book - Davide Maltoni, Dario Maio, Salil Prabhakar, and Anil K. Jain - are undoubtedly some of the most well known and respected experts in the world on the topic of fingerprint recognition. It is no surprise that such extraordinary researchers have produced such an exceptional masterpiece.
Whether you are an inventor, developer, practitioner, forensic specialist, or system manager in this field looking for an excellent reference or just a novice looking for basic information on biometrics and fingerprint recognition technology, you must read this outstanding book.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9876bc24) out of 5 stars Well-written and useful! 6 Sept. 2003
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This book will take the fingerprint research community by storm! The Handbook of Fingerprint Recognition deals thoroughly with various aspects of an automatic fingerprint-based biometric system including image acquisition, feature extraction, fingerprint matching and fingerprint indexing. It also discusses the individuality of fingerprints and its implications in a biometric system. In a separate chapter the authors deal with issues related to securing a fingerprint system. There is also a chapter devoted to multimodal biometric systems in which various integration strategies as well as integration scenarios are presented.
The elaborate bibliography is a testimony to the authors' comprehensive treatment of the subject. The illustrations and tables sprinkled throughout the book aid in the better understanding of the concepts being discussed.
I would recommend this book for both researchers and practitioners alike. Happy reading!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9ad8396c) out of 5 stars New 2009 Edition is Very Thorough 4 Dec. 2009
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I have completed 2/3 of the book, and it is very thorough. I really appreciate it as a reference for the state of the art for fingerprint recognition. This book provides the mathematical formulae behind every method, and the author of each with date of origination. This is a book I will be pulling out for review, often. It covers every aspect of fingerprint analysis.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x982e6cf0) out of 5 stars A "must" for all interested in Biometrics 16 Feb. 2004
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This book is a "must". Very useful for my research on Biometrics and Multibiometrics Systems. No wonder this book received the 2003 PSP Award (Computer Science) from the Association of American Publishers.
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