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Publication Citation: Conformance Testing Methodology for ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2011, Data Format for the Interchange of Fingerprint, Facial & Other Biometric Information (Release 1.0)

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Author(s): Fernando L. Podio; Dylan J. Yaga; Christofer J. McGinnis;
Title: Conformance Testing Methodology for ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2011, Data Format for the Interchange of Fingerprint, Facial & Other Biometric Information (Release 1.0)
Published: September 05, 2012
Abstract: Conformance testing measures whether an implementation faithfully implements the technical requirements defined in a standard. Conformance testing provides developers, users, and purchasers with increased levels of confidence in product quality and increases the probability of successful interoperability. The Information Technology Laboratory of NIST (NIST/ITL) sponsored the development of a conformance testing methodology for ANSI/NIST-ITL 2011, ,Data Format for the Interchange of Fingerprint, Facial & Other Biometric InformationŠ (AN-2011) under the NIST/ITL Conformance Testing Methodology Working Group. This testing methodology supports the development of conformance test tools designed to test implementations of AN-2011 transactions and promotes biometrics conformity assessment efforts. The first release includes comprehensive tables of AN-2011 requirements and test assertions for a set of supported AN-2011 Record Types. The tables of requirements and assertions indicate which assertions apply to the traditional encoding format, the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM)-compliant encoding format, or both encoding formats. The testing methodology makes use of specific test assertion syntax to clearly define the assertions associated with each requirement.
Citation: NIST SP - 500-295
Pages: 204 pp.
Keywords: ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2011; biometrics, conformance testing; data interchange; encoding, NIEM-compliant; encoding, traditional; test assertions; test methodology
Research Areas: Biometrics, Conformity Assessment
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/NIST.SP.500-295