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Iris recognition using support vector machines

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Iris recognition using support vector machines

Roy, Kaushik (2006) Iris recognition using support vector machines. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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In this thesis, an iris recognition system is presented as a biometrically based technology for person identification using support vector machines (SVM). We propose two approaches for iris recognition, namely: The approach I, which is based on the whole information of iris region and the approach II, where only the zigzag collarette region is used for recognition. In approach I, Canny edge detection and Hough transform are used to find the iris/pupil boundary from eye's digital image. The rubber sheet model is applied to normalize the segmented iris image, Gabor wavelet technique is deployed to extract the deterministic features and the traditional SVM is used for iris patterns classification. In approach II, an iris recognition method is proposed using a novel iris segmentation scheme based on chain code and zigzag collarette area. The Multi-Objectives Genetic Algorithm (MOGA) is employed to select features extracted from the normalized collarette region by log-Gabor filters to increase the overall recognition accuracy. The traditional SVM is modified to asymmetrical SVM to treat False Accept and False Reject differently. Our experimental results indicate that the performance of SVM as a classifier is better than the performance of classifiers based on feed-forward neural network using backpropagation and Levenberg-Marquardt rule, K-nearest neighbor, and Hamming distance.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science > Computer Science and Software Engineering
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Roy, Kaushik
Pagination:xiv, 137 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M. Comp. Sc.
Program:Computer Science and Software Engineering
Date:2006
Thesis Supervisor(s):Bhattacharya, Prabir
ID Code:9051
Deposited By:Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:18 Aug 2011 14:43
Last Modified:18 Aug 2011 14:43
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