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Publication Citation: Meta-Analysis of Third-Party Evaluations of Iris Recognition

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Author(s): Elaine M. Newton; P J. Phillips;
Title: Meta-Analysis of Third-Party Evaluations of Iris Recognition
Published: August 24, 2007
Abstract: Iris recognition has long been widely regarded as a highly accurate biometric, despite the lack of independent, large-scale testing of its performance. Recently, however, three third-party evaluations of iris recognition were performed. This paper compares and contrasts the results of these independent evaluations and finds that despite differences in methods, hardware, and/or software among them, all three studies report error rates of the same order of magnitude, and the differences between the best performers¿ error rates are an order of magnitude smaller than the errors.
Citation: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 7440
Keywords: biometrics;biometrics evaluation;Iris Challenge Evaluation, ICE 2006;iris recognition;IRIS06;ITIRT
Research Areas: Biometrics
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