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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

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 Information” (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
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 500-295
Report Number
500-295

Keywords

ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2011, biometrics, conformance testing, data interchange, encoding, NIEM-compliant, encoding, traditional, test assertions, test methodology

Citation

Podio, F. , Yaga, D. and McGinnis, C. (2012), Conformance Testing Methodology for ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2011, Data Format for the Interchange of Fingerprint, Facial & Other Biometric Information (Release 1.0), Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.SP.500-295 (Accessed April 18, 2024)
Created September 5, 2012, Updated November 10, 2018