Fingerprint Based Gender Classification Using 2D Discrete Wavelet Transforms and Principal Component Analysis

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Volume-4 Issue-2                       
Year of Publication : 2013
Authors : Rijo Jackson Tom , T.Arulkumaran


Rijo Jackson Tom , T.Arulkumaran . "Fingerprint Based Gender Classification Using 2D Discrete Wavelet Transforms and Principal Component Analysis". International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT). V4(2):199-203 Feb 2013. ISSN:2231-5381. published by seventh sense research group


Fingerprint evidence is undoubtedly the most reliable and accep table evidence till date in the court of law. Fingerprints are obtained at the site of crime and in many old monuments and in excavated things. Estimating the gender of fingerprints is an emerging field and many methods using the fingerprint physical feat ures like the ridge count and the ridge thickness have been used so far. Due to the immense potential of fingerprints as an effective method of identification an attempt has been made in the present work to analyze their correlation with gender of an indiv idual using frequency domain technique and a pattern recognition technique. The combined processing has provided better results. This paper aims in using 2D - Discrete Wavelet Transform (DWT) and Principal Component Analysis (PCA) combined to classify gender using an obtained fingerprint. The minimum distance method was used as a classifier. Fingerprints of 200 males and 200 females belonging to the various age groups were taken for analysis. The experimental results show good for trained database. It was fo und that increasing the database population in each category improves the performance of the system.


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