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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 53, Iss. 20 — Jul. 10, 2014
  • pp: 4585–4593

Efficient descriptor of histogram of salient edge orientation map for finger vein recognition

Yu Lu, Sook Yoon, Shan Juan Xie, Jucheng Yang, Zhihui Wang, and Dong Sun Park  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 53, Issue 20, pp. 4585-4593 (2014)

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Finger vein images are rich in orientation and edge features. Inspired by the edge histogram descriptor proposed in MPEG-7, this paper presents an efficient orientation-based local descriptor, named histogram of salient edge orientation map (HSEOM). HSEOM is based on the fact that human vision is sensitive to edge features for image perception. For a given image, HSEOM first finds oriented edge maps according to predefined orientations using a well-known edge operator and obtains a salient edge orientation map by choosing an orientation with the maximum edge magnitude for each pixel. Then, subhistograms of the salient edge orientation map are generated from the nonoverlapping submaps and concatenated to build the final HSEOM. In the experiment of this paper, eight oriented edge maps were used to generate a salient edge orientation map for HSEOM construction. Experimental results on our available finger vein image database, MMCBNU_6000, show that the performance of HSEOM outperforms that of state-of-the-art orientation-based methods (e.g., Gabor filter, histogram of oriented gradients, and local directional code). Furthermore, the proposed HSEOM has advantages of low feature dimensionality and fast implementation for a real-time finger vein recognition system.

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OCIS Codes
(100.5010) Image processing : Pattern recognition
(110.2960) Imaging systems : Image analysis
(100.3005) Image processing : Image recognition devices
(100.3008) Image processing : Image recognition, algorithms and filters

ToC Category:
Image Processing

Original Manuscript: January 7, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: May 19, 2014
Published: July 9, 2014

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Yu Lu, Sook Yoon, Shan Juan Xie, Jucheng Yang, Zhihui Wang, and Dong Sun Park, "Efficient descriptor of histogram of salient edge orientation map for finger vein recognition," Appl. Opt. 53, 4585-4593 (2014)

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