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17 March 2008 Frontal sinus recognition for human identification
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Many methods based on biometrics such as fingerprint, face, iris, and retina have been proposed for person identification. However, for deceased individuals, such biometric measurements are not available. In such cases, parts of the human skeleton can be used for identification, such as dental records, thorax, vertebrae, shoulder, and frontal sinus. It has been established in prior investigations that the radiographic pattern of frontal sinus is highly variable and unique for every individual. This has stimulated the proposition of measurements of the frontal sinus pattern, obtained from x-ray films, for skeletal identification. This paper presents a frontal sinus recognition method for human identification based on Image Foresting Transform and shape context. Experimental results (ERR = 5,82%) have shown the effectiveness of the proposed method.
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Juan Rogelio Falguera, Fernanda Pereira Sartori Falguera, and Aparecido Nilceu Marana "Frontal sinus recognition for human identification", Proc. SPIE 6944, Biometric Technology for Human Identification V, 69440S (17 March 2008);


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