Slap Fingerprint Segmentation Evaluation (SlapSeg) III is a public test of automated slap fingerprint segmentation algorithms. Fingerprint segmentation is the act of separating or segmenting an image of the friction ridge structure of the hand into individual images of the upper-most finger joints, known as distal phalanges. In SlapSeg III, output from automated algorithms is compared to output from a human examiner and analyzed for similarity.
- 13 February 2019: We are now open for submissions! Follow the instructions in Participate below to begin.
- 13 November 2018: Thanks for the comments on our draft test plan and application programming interface (API). We are awaiting final clearance to release validation imagery and will then open for tenprint card and identification flat segmentation algorithm participation. Palm evaluation will come later in 2019.
- 11 September 2018: The draft test plan and application programming interface (API) are available for public comment. Interested parties are encouraged to review it and e-mail comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments will be accepted until approximately 15 October 2018. Shortly thereafter, the submission period for SlapSeg III will begin. SlapSeg III will be an ongoing evaluation with no planned end date. Subscribe to our e-mail list to be notified about updates to the test plan as a result of submitted comments.
Follow these steps to have your slap fingerprint segmentation algorithm evaluated:
- Submit an evaluation agreement by mail and a dataset agreement by e-mail to NIST.
- Wrap your algorithm in the SlapSeg III application programming interface (API), and build it as a shared library.
- Follow the instructions in validation to ensure the output of your algorithm meets NIST's testing requirements.
- E-mail the signed and encrypted output of validation to the SlapSeg III team.
SlapSeg III is the latest in a long history of slap fingerprint segmentation evaluations conducted by the NIST Image Group. Prior evaluations include SlapSeg II (2008–2018) and SlapSeg 04 (2004–2005). These evaluations produced a number of relevant documents: