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Publication Citation: Ocular and Iris Recognition Baseline Algorithm

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Author(s): Yooyoung Lee; Ross J. Micheals; James J. Filliben; P J. Phillips; Hassan A. Sahibzada;
Title: Ocular and Iris Recognition Baseline Algorithm
Published: November 07, 2011
Abstract: Due to its distinctiveness, the human eye is a popular biometricv feature used to identity a person with high accuracy. The Grand Challenge in biometrics is to have an effective algorithm for subject verification or identification under a broad range of image and environmental conditions. As a response to the challenge, this paper presents baseline performance results derived from an enhanced version of VASIR (Video-based Automated System for Iris Recognition), as well as initial performance results based on a broader ocular recognition system. We describe the details of the VASIR procedure and demonstrate its superiority over the IrisBEE baseline algorithm. We examine the relationship between VASIR performance and image quality scores. Finally, for less-contrained imaging conditions, we provide a comparison of iris and ocular recognition results.
Citation: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 7828
Keywords: Biometrics, baseline, iris recognition, ocula recognition, image quality2
Research Areas: Information Technology, Biometrics
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