Artificial immune system for personal identification with finger vein pattern

Toshiyuki Shimooka, Koichi Shimizu

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The partial template method using the concept of an immune system was developed for finger vein pattern identification. The partial templates, that is, anti-bodies were made by cutting out standard images. The template antibodies were selected based on the rules similar to the clonal selection. Two procedures for the identification were proposed and their performances were evaluated using the samples of transilluminated finger vein image. With a preliminary test system, we could distinguish the self out of several tens of nonself images. It was verified that the artificial immune system based on the partial template method is effective for the personal identification with finger vein patterns.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)511-518
Number of pages8
JournalLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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