Finger Vein Feature Level Fusion Framework
This is "The Multimedia Signal Processing and Security Lab", short WaveLab, website. We are a research group at the Computer Sciences Department of the University of Salzburg headed by Andreas Uhl. The short name "WaveLab" already indicates that wavelets are among our favorite tools - we have 15 years of experience in this area. Our research is focused on Multimedia Security including Watermarking, Image and Video Compression, Medical Image Classification, and Biometrics.
This is a feature level fusion framework for finger vein recognition implemented in MATLAB. It was tested on MATLAB 2013b and should work with all version of MATLAB newer or equal to 2013b. This software is under the Simplified BSD license.
The framework contains all the feature extraction and fusion methods used for the experiments in the paper
Feature Extraction Methods
The following 6 feature extractors, all outputting binary vein images, are contained:
There are two different types of fusion:
The following fusion schemes were tested and are contained in the framework:
The main directory contains the setup and the main functions for the two different types of fusion, including the matching/score calculation function. The package further contains the following subdirectories:
The whole framework is written in MATLAB. For more detailed usage instructions have a look at the readme.txt file contained in the package. It depends on the following external software packages, which have to be downloaded seperately:
The UTFVP finger vascular pattern dataset has been utilized which need to be obtained from the University of Twente and should be put into the data directory.
The following methods have not been implemented by ourselves but are already included in the framework sources:
For the Maximum Curvature, Repeated Line Tracking, Wide Line Detector and Principal Curvature feature extraction as well as for the finger boundary detection and the finger normalisation an implementation of B.T. Ton was utilised which is publicly availabale through MATLAB Central. The Gabor Filter approach is a custom implementation of the approach by Kumar et al.  done by Emanuela Piciucco in , which is also included in the fusion framework package.
For matching an implementation of B.T. Ton of the method proposed by Miura et al. [2, 3] which can also be downloaded via MATLAB Central was used.
For the EER determination the routine of the Biosecure Tool was utilisied which can be found here.
For adaptive thresholding an implementation by Guanglei Xiong, which freely available at MATLAB Central was used.
For Gaussian filtering an implementation by F. van der Heijden, freely available at MATLAB Central was used.
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