A New Approach to Automatic Comparison of Striation Marks

    Volume 39, Issue 4 (July 1994)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 7


    Keereweer, I
    Forensic Scientists, National Forensic Science Laboratory of the Ministry of Justice, Rijswijk, GD

    Keijzer, J
    Forensic Scientists, National Forensic Science Laboratory of the Ministry of Justice, Rijswijk, GD

    Geradts, Z
    Forensic Scientists, National Forensic Science Laboratory of the Ministry of Justice, Rijswijk, GD

    (Received 27 September 1993; accepted 10 December 1993)

    Abstract

    A database for toolmarks (named TRAX) has been developed on a PC with Microsoft Windows. The database is filled with video-images and administrative data about the toolmarks (width, kind of toolmark, etc.). A comparison screen in TRAX makes it possible to compare images of toolmarks.

    The system works with the Screen Machine multi media-board. A new algorithm for the automatic comparison of digitized striation patterns has been developed. The algorithm works well for deep and complete striation marks and will be implemented in TRAX.


    Paper ID: JFS13676J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13676J

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