Guide to Biometrics / Edition 1

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This is a complete technical guide aimed at presenting the core ideas that underlie the area of biometrics. It explains the definition and measurement of performance and examines the factors involved in choosing between different biometrics. It also delves into practical applications and covers a number of topics critical for successful system integration.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387400891
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 11/6/2003
  • Series: Springer Professional Computing Series
  • Edition description: 2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 364
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
I Basics of Biometrics 1
1 Introduction 3
2 Authentication and Biometrics 17
3 The Common Biometrics 31
4 Additional Biometrics 51
II Performance and Selection 61
5 Basic System Errors 63
6 Identification System Errors 87
7 Performance Testing 105
8 Selecting a Biometric 129
III System Issues 155
9 Creating and Maintaining Databases 157
10 Large-Scale Applications 177
11 Integrating Information 193
12 Thwarting Attacks 211
13 APIs, Standards, and Databases 229
IV Mathematical Analyses 243
14 A Biometric's Individuality 245
15 System Errors Revisited 269
16 Advanced Topics 293
17 What's next? 325
References 335
Index 353
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