31 May 2013 Using crypts as iris minutiae
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Iris recognition is one of the most reliable biometric technologies for identity recognition and verification, but it has not been used in a forensic context because the representation and matching of iris features are not straightforward for traditional iris recognition techniques. In this paper we concentrate on the iris crypt as a visible feature used to represent the characteristics of irises in a similar way to fingerprint minutiae. The matching of crypts is based on their appearances and locations. The number of matching crypt pairs found between two irises can be used for identity verification and the convenience of manual inspection makes iris crypts a potential candidate for forensic applications.
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Feng Shen, Patrick J. Flynn, "Using crypts as iris minutiae", Proc. SPIE 8712, Biometric and Surveillance Technology for Human and Activity Identification X, 87120B (31 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2017931; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2017931

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