Flexible-ICA Algorithm for a Reliable Iris Recognition

Bouraoui, Imen, Chitroub, Salim and Bouridane, Ahmed (2011) Flexible-ICA Algorithm for a Reliable Iris Recognition. In: Transactions on Large-Scale Data- and Knowledge-Centered Systems IV. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 6990 . Springer, London, pp. 188-208. ISBN 978-3-642-23739-3

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Abstract

In many large scale biometric-based recognition problems, knowledge of the limiting capabilities of underlying recognition systems is constrained by a variety of factors including a choice of a source encoding technique, quality, complexity and variability of collected data. In this paper, we propose a novel iris recognition system based-on Independent Component Analysis (ICA) encoding technique, which captures both the second and higher-order statistics and projects the input data onto the basis vectors that are as statistically independent as possible. We apply Flexible-ICA algorithm in the framework of the natural gradient to extract efficient feature vectors by minimizing the mutual information of the output data. The experimental results carried on two different subsets of CASIA V3 iris database show that ICA reduces the processing time and the feature vector length. In addition, ICA has shown an encouraging performance which is comparable to the best iris recognition algorithms found in the literature.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: biometrics, iris recognition, feature extraction, flexible-ICA, CASIA-V3 iris database
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
G500 Information Systems
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer Science and Digital Technologies
Depositing User: Ellen Cole
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2012 09:39
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2016 12:40
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/10502

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