25 August 2004 Kernel-based multimodal biometric verification using quality signals
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A novel kernel-based fusion strategy is presented. It is based on SVM classifiers, trade-off coefficients introduced in the standard SVM training and testing procedures, and quality measures of the input biometric signals. Experimental results on a prototype application based on voice and fingerprint traits are reported. The benefits of using the two modalities as compared to only using one of them are revealed. This is achieved by using a novel experimental procedure in which multi-modal verification performance tests are compared with multi-probe tests of the individual subsystems. Appropriate selection of the parameters of the proposed quality-based scheme leads to a quality-based fusion scheme outperforming the raw fusion strategy without considering quality signals. In particular, a relative improvement of 18% is obtained for small SVM training set size by using only fingerprint quality labels.
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Julian Fierrez-Aguilar, Javier Ortega-Garcia, Joaquin Gonzalez-Rodriguez, Josef Bigun, "Kernel-based multimodal biometric verification using quality signals", Proc. SPIE 5404, Biometric Technology for Human Identification, (25 August 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.542800; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.542800
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