Authors: Geetika Arora, Ranjeet Ranjan Jha, Akash Agrawal, Kamlesh Tiwari, Aditya Nigam

Abstract: Singular points of a fingerprint image are special locations having high curvature properties. They can play a pivotal role in fingerprint normalization and reliable feature extraction. Accurate and efficient extraction of a singular point plays a major role in successful fingerprint recognition and indexing. In this paper, a novel deep learning based architecture is proposed for one shot (end-to-end) singular point detection from an input fingerprint image. The model consists of a Macro-Localization Network and a MicroRegression Network along with three stacked hourglass as a bottleneck. The proposed model has been tested on three databases viz. FVC2002 DB1_A, FVC2002 DB2_A and FPL30K and has been found to achieve true detection rate of 98.75%, 97.5% and 92.72% respectively, which is better than any other state-of-the-art technique.

Comments: Presented at BMVC 2019: ODRSS 2019 Workshop on Object Detection and Recognition for Security Screening, Cardiff, UK.
Cite as: Paper (PDF): ODRSS2019_2_3_Arora.pdf