Volume 27, Issue 2 (April 1982)

    Fingerprint Comparison. II: On the Development of a Single Fingerprint Filing and Searching System

    (Received 28 May 1981; accepted 22 September 1981)

    Published Online: April

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    A FORTRAN program has been written to compare the minutiae coded in an “unknown” fingerprint with the minutiae of fingerprints stored in a data base. The criteria for matching are scores based on the type and number of minutiae matched. Minutiae of low relative frequency have higher scoring weights than those that are more common. The matching mechanism is tested by using a fingerprint coded several times, first by a single individual and then by six other individuals who have no previous knowledge about fingerprints. These tests yield satisfactory results.


    Author Information:

    Lin, CH
    Assistant professor, graduate student, professor, and professor, University of Illinois at Chicago Circle, Chicago, IL

    Nicol, JD
    Assistant professor, graduate student, professor, and professor, University of Illinois at Chicago Circle, Chicago, IL

    Liu, JH
    Assistant professor, graduate student, professor, and professor, University of Illinois at Chicago Circle, Chicago, IL

    Osterburg, JW
    Assistant professor, graduate student, professor, and professor, University of Illinois at Chicago Circle, Chicago, IL


    Stock #: JFS11485J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11485J

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    Title Fingerprint Comparison. II: On the Development of a Single Fingerprint Filing and Searching System
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    Committee E30