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NIST Special Database 4

NIST 8-Bit Gray Scale Images of Fingerprint Image Groups(FIGS)

 
Price: $90.00  online faxmail

 

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A sample of the data contained in this database is available in the files prints4.txt and prints4.tar.Z [10,528K].

The NIST database of fingerprint images contains 2000 8-bit gray scale fingerprint image pairs. Each image is 512-by-512 pixels with 32 rows of white space at the bottom and classified using one of the five following classes:

A=Arch, L=Left Loop, R=Right Loop, T=Tented Arch, W=Whorl.

The database is evenly distributed over each of the five classifications with 400 fingerprint pairs from each class.

The images are compressed using a non-standard implementation of the JPEG lossless compression algorithm and require approximately 636 megabytes of storage compressed and 1.1 gigabytes uncompressed (1.6:1 compression ratio).

The database also includes format documentation and example software.

NIST Special Database 4 has the following features:

  • 2000 8-bit gray scale fingerprint image pairs including classifications
  • 400 fingerprint pairs from each of the five classifications - Arch, Left and Right Loops, Tented Arch, Whirl)
  • each of the fingerprint pairs are two completely different rollings of the same fingerprint
  • 19.7 pixels per millimeter resolution
  • image format documentation and example software.


Suitable for automated fingerprint classification research, the database can be used for:

  • algorithm development
  • system training and testing.


The database is a valuable tool for evaluating fingerprint systems on a statistical sample of fingerprints which is evenly distributed over the five major classifications.

System Requirements: CD-ROM drive with software to read ISO-9660 format and the ability to compile SUN C source code.

Please click here to view the PDF version of Users' Guide

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Special pricing for multiple copies available. Call for details.

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For more information on Special Database 4 please contact:

Standard Reference Data Program
National Institute of Standards and Technology
100 Bureau Dr., Stop 2300
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-2310 (301) 975-2200(VOICE) / (301) 926-0416 (FAX) Contact Us

 

The scientific contact for this database is:

Craig Watson Advanced Systems Division
National Institute of Standards and Technology
100 Bureau Drive, Stop 8940
Building 225, Room A216
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8940 (301) 975-4402 craig.watson@nist.gov

Keywords
: Arch, classification, fingerprint, grayscale, left loop, lossless compression, matching, NIST, pairs, right loop, software recognition, tented arch, whorl.