Minutiae Fusion Based Framework for Thumbprint Identification of Identical Twins

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Kamta Nath Mishra 1,* P. C. Srivastava 1 Anupam Agrawal 2 Rishu Garg 1 Ankur Singh 1

1. Department of Computer Science & Engg., B. I. T. Mesra, Ranchi (Allahabad Campus), India

2. Department of Information Technology, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad, India

* Corresponding author.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijisa.2014.01.10

Received: 24 Apr. 2013 / Revised: 20 Aug. 2013 / Accepted: 8 Sep. 2013 / Published: 8 Dec. 2013

Index Terms

Minutiae Coordinates, Orientation Angles, Minutiae Union Set, Identical Twins, and Thumbprint Patterns


Identical twins identification is a challenging task because they share the same DNA sequence. This research paper presents minutiae coordinates and orientation angles fusion based technique for thumbprint identification of identical twins. Six different thumbprint images of identical twins were taken at a fixed time interval using H3 T&A terminal. The minutiae coordinates and orientation angles of these thumbprints were fused to form a union set. The union set values were stored in the smartcard memory for further identification.
The minutiae coordinates and orientation angles of a thumbprint of the person to be identified are computed and fused together for online identification. The fused minutiae are compared with the minutiae union set values stored in the smartcard memory for identity verification. The proposed method was tested on a self generated identical twin dataset and 50 identical twins of standard FVC04 and FVC06 datasets. We observed in experiments that the proposed method is accurately differentiating the identical twins of self generated and FVC datasets.

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Kamta Nath Mishra, P. C. Srivastava, Anupam Agrawal, Rishu Garg, Ankur Singh, "Minutiae Fusion Based Framework for Thumbprint Identification of Identical Twins", International Journal of Intelligent Systems and Applications(IJISA), vol.6, no.1, pp.84-101, 2014. DOI:10.5815/ijisa.2014.01.10


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