JOURNAL OF CHINA UNIVERSITIES OF POSTS AND TELECOM ›› 2017, Vol. 24 ›› Issue (4): 34-39.doi: 10.1016/S1005-8885(17)60221-8

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Correlation-based identification approach for multimodal biometric fusion


  • Received:2017-03-22 Revised:2017-06-09 Online:2017-08-30 Published:2017-08-30
  • Contact: Xin MA

Abstract: Information fusion is a key step in multimodal biometric systems. The feature-level fusion is more effective than the score-level and decision-level method owing to the fact that the original feature set contains richer information about the biometric data. In this paper, we present a multiset generalized canonical discriminant projection (MGCDP) method for feature-level multimodal biometric information fusion, which maximizes the correlation of the intra-class features while minimizes the correlation of the between-class. In addition, the serial MGCDP (S-MGCDP) and parallel MGCDP (P-MGCDP) strategy were also proposed, which can fuse more than two kinds of biometric information, so as to achieve better identification effect. Experiments performed on various biometric databases shows that MGCDP method outperforms other state-of-the-art feature-level information fusion approaches.

Key words: correlation analysis, multimodal biometric information, information fusion