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Issues in Evaluating Face Recognition Algorithms



P J. Phillips, R. McCabe, R Chellappa


Biometric-based identification and verification systems are poised to become a key technology, with applications including controlling access to buildings and computers, reducing fraudulent transactions in electronic commerce, and discouraging illegal immigration. There are at least eight image-based biometrics that are being actively considered. In image-based biometrics, the biometric signature is acquired as an image and the image is processed using techniques from computer vision, image understanding, and pattern recognition. We consider two promising image-based biometrics, faces and fingerprints. For each, we provide a critical assessment of the state of the art, suggest future research directions, and identify technological challenges.
Proceedings Title
Conference Proceedings
Conference Dates
July 13, 1998
Conference Title
International Conference on Imaging Science, Systems, and Technology


biometrics, face recognition, fingerprints


Phillips, P. , McCabe, R. and Chellappa, R. (1998), Issues in Evaluating Face Recognition Algorithms, Conference Proceedings (Accessed May 30, 2024)


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Created June 22, 1998, Updated February 17, 2017