Detecting and counting minutiae in human fingerprint

Ziad Alqadi Abdel kareem


Human fingerprint is unique to every person and can be used easily for identification purposes. People leave fingerprints almost everywhere and that's why using fingerprint databases for investigation is so common. Fingerprints can be used in many important and vital applications: providing vital security, and sometimes fingerprint may be distorted (deformed) because it was taken from somewhere where the place was wood plank, wall or door hand, so we need to enhance the image, in this paper we will introduce  LBP enhancement for better minutiae detection and counting, and it will be showed how to construct a fingerprint identifier (features) to be used later as a key to retrieve or recognize the fingerprint.


Histogram, LBP, fingerprint, minutiae, ridge ending, bifurcation, Euclidian distant.

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