Guide to Biometric Reference Systems and Performance Evaluation

Editors: Petrovska-Delacrétaz, Dijana, Chollet, Gérard, Dorizzi, Bernadette (Eds.)

  • Provides a global perspective with a common evaluation scheme and methodology
  • Offers via the Web a Biometrics Reference and Evaluation Toolkit
  • Gives readers a tool for a better evaluation of their algorithms by giving them the instruments to fully reproduce the benchmarking (reference) experiments (software, database, experimental protocols)
  • Examines current research results with this framework
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook n/a
  • ISBN 978-1-84800-292-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover n/a
  • ISBN 978-1-84800-291-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
Softcover n/a
  • ISBN 978-1-84996-771-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
About this book

Our daily interactions are based on recognizing people. As information technology advances, our interactions will be accomplished through newly designed interfaces, with a vital element being the automated process of recognition of a person’s real identity: Biometrics. In recent years, biometrics has moved from using fingerprints, to many different methods of assessing human physical and behavioural traits.

This useful guide introduces a new performance evaluation framework designed to provide complete coverage of performance evaluation of major biometric systems. Two key areas are presented: The first gives a unique snapshot of the performance evaluation of various biometrics within a common evaluation framework (databases and protocols). The second presents a state-of-the-art benchmarking evaluation framework for use in future performance evaluations – comprised of open-source reference systems.

Features and benefits:

• Includes a Foreword by renowned biometric expert Prof. Anil K. Jain, Michigan State University, USA

• Introduces the concept of reproducible results and comparative evaluations

• Presents an extensive benchmarking methodology

• Describes reference algorithms in detail, with a link to source code

• Biometrics Reference and Evaluation Toolkit provided via http://share.int-evry.fr/svnview-eph/

• Implements this methodology throughout all chapters

• Offers readers a tool for a better evaluation of their algorithms by giving them the instruments to fully reproduce the benchmarking (reference) experiments (software, database, experimental protocols)

• Provides a global perspective with a common evaluation scheme and methodology

• Examines current research results with this framework

• Consolidates results from publicly available databases, using well defined protocols

This unique text/reference combines state-of-the-art research with practical tools for researchers, practitioners and graduates in the field of Biometrics and Pattern Recognition, and with its comprehensive coverage, it will prove an indispensable resource and frequently used tool.

 

Key topics

BioSecure Benchmarking Methodology

Biometric Performance Evaluation

Iris Recognition

Fingerprint Recognition

Hand Recognition

Online Handwritten Signature Verification

Text-independent Speaker Verification

2D and 3D Face Recognition

Talking Face Verification

Reviews

From the reviews:

"This book is an anthology of state-of-the-art research papers that evolved from the BioSecure Network of Excellence (NoE) project, supported by the European Commission. … This book is a fascinating treatise on a topic of enormous importance and interest in today’s complex online world. It is well written, rigorous, and identifies open-source reference software, benchmarking databases, and protocols. It is intended as a reference for graduate students, researchers, and practitioners in the biometrics field. As such, it is extremely valuable for the intended audience." (Charles K. Davis, ACM Computing Reviews, June, 2009)


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • BioSecure Multimodal Evaluation Campaign2007 (BMEC’2007)

    Mayoue, Aurélien (et al.)

    Pages 1-45

  • Introduction—About the Need of an Evaluation Framework in Biometrics

    Chollet, Gérard (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

  • The BioSecure Benchmarking Methodology for Biometric Performance Evaluation

    Petrovska-Delacrétaz, Dijana (et al.)

    Pages 11-24

  • Iris Recognition

    Krichen, Emine (et al.)

    Pages 25-49

  • Fingerprint Recognition

    Alonso-Fernandez, Fernando (et al.)

    Pages 51-88

Buy this book

eBook n/a
  • ISBN 978-1-84800-292-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover n/a
  • ISBN 978-1-84800-291-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
Softcover n/a
  • ISBN 978-1-84996-771-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

Services for this book

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Guide to Biometric Reference Systems and Performance Evaluation
Editors
  • Dijana Petrovska-Delacrétaz
  • Gérard Chollet
  • Bernadette Dorizzi
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84800-292-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84800-292-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-84800-291-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-84996-771-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXX, 382
Number of Illustrations and Tables
131 b/w illustrations, 15 illustrations in colour
Topics