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Fusion of Biometric Algorithms in Recognition Problem



Andrew L. Rukhin, Igor Malioutov


This note concerns the mathematical aspects for several biometric algorithms in the recognition or identification problem. It is assumed that a biometric signature is presented to a system which compares it with a database of signatures of known individuals (gallery). On the basis of this comparison, an algorithm produces the similarity scores of this probe to the signatures in the gallery, which are then ranked according to their similarity scores of the probe. The suggested procedures define several versions of aggregated rankings. An example from the FERET (Face Recognition Technology) program with four recognition algorithms is considered.
Pattern Recognition Letters
No. 1


aggregated algorithm, gallery, metrics on permutations, permutation matrix, probe, similarity score


Rukhin, A. and Malioutov, I. (2005), Fusion of Biometric Algorithms in Recognition Problem, Pattern Recognition Letters, [online], (Accessed June 17, 2024)


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Created January 1, 2005, Updated February 17, 2017