What is biometric information and how to measure it?

Yagiz Sutcu, Elham Tabassi, Husrev T. Sencar, Nasir Memon

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    Abstract

    Being able to measure the information content of biometric data has significant importance. However, it is not only difficult to define the biometric information conceptually, but also a challenging estimation problem due to many practical issue such as, different feature representation of different biometric modalities, unknown feature distributions, limited sample size, etc. In this paper, we provided a summary of the several proposed approaches and discuss their merits and shortcomings of these works and focused on techniques which are based on relative entropy. We also introduced a user-specific biometric information measure and evaluated these measures using iris biometric. We explored the effect of the biometric sample quality on the biometric information measurements using different subsets of the iris data with different quality levels. We also investigated the effect of binarization/encoding phase in the iris recognition on the biometric information by comparing our results obtained from image and binary feature domain.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publication2013 IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security, HST 2013
    Pages67-72
    Number of pages6
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2013
    Event2013 13th IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security, HST 2013 - Waltham, MA, United States
    Duration: Nov 12 2013Nov 14 2013

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    Other2013 13th IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security, HST 2013
    CountryUnited States
    CityWaltham, MA
    Period11/12/1311/14/13

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    information content
    biometrics
    entropy

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    • Public Administration

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    Sutcu, Y., Tabassi, E., Sencar, H. T., & Memon, N. (2013). What is biometric information and how to measure it? In 2013 IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security, HST 2013 (pp. 67-72). [6698978] https://doi.org/10.1109/THS.2013.6698978

    What is biometric information and how to measure it? / Sutcu, Yagiz; Tabassi, Elham; Sencar, Husrev T.; Memon, Nasir.

    2013 IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security, HST 2013. 2013. p. 67-72 6698978.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Sutcu, Y, Tabassi, E, Sencar, HT & Memon, N 2013, What is biometric information and how to measure it? in 2013 IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security, HST 2013., 6698978, pp. 67-72, 2013 13th IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security, HST 2013, Waltham, MA, United States, 11/12/13. https://doi.org/10.1109/THS.2013.6698978
    Sutcu Y, Tabassi E, Sencar HT, Memon N. What is biometric information and how to measure it? In 2013 IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security, HST 2013. 2013. p. 67-72. 6698978 https://doi.org/10.1109/THS.2013.6698978
    Sutcu, Yagiz ; Tabassi, Elham ; Sencar, Husrev T. ; Memon, Nasir. / What is biometric information and how to measure it?. 2013 IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security, HST 2013. 2013. pp. 67-72
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