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Abstract-This paper presents a shift, scale, and rotation-in- variant technique for iris feature-representation and fused postclassification at the decision-level to improve the accuracy and speed of the iris-recognition system. Most of the iris-recognition systems are still incapable for providing low false rejections due to a wide variety of artifacts and are computationally inefficient. In order to address these problems, effective and computationally efficient iris features are extracted based on a new class of triplet half-band filter bank (THFB). First, a new class of THFB is designed by using generalized half-band polynomial suitable for iris feature extraction. This THFB satisfies perfect reconstruction (PR) and provides linear phase, regularity, better frequency-selectivity, near-orthogonality, and good time-frequency localization. The uses of these properties are investigated to approximate iris features significantly. Second, a novel flexible k-out-of-n.A (Accept) postclassifier (any k-out-of-n-regions-Accept) is explored to achieve the robustness against possible intraclass iris variations. The proposed approach (THFB+ k-out-of-n.A) is capable of handling various artifacts, particularly segmentation error, eyelid/eyelashes occlusion, shadow of eyelids, head-tilt, and specular reflections during iris verification. Experimental results using UBIRIS, MMU1, CASIA-IrisV3, and IITD databases show the superiority of the proposed approach with some of the existing popular iris-recognition algorithms.
Information Forensics and Security, IEEE Transactions on (Volume:7 , Issue: 1 )
Date of Publication: Feb. 2012