06185318 is referenced by 106 patents and cites 10 patents.

The invention is a system and method for matching a two dimensional pattern of lines, e.g. a fingerprint, by creating a one dimensional representation of one or more points (e.g., minutiae) on the lines in the patterns to be matched. The one dimensional representations are created by finding a corresponding reference point (minutiae) in each of the patterns and creating an index of other points in each of the respective patterns with respect to the reference point (minutiae). The indexes are adaptively compared taking into account the elastic distortions of the lines.

Title
System and method for matching (fingerprint) images an aligned string-based representation
Application Number
9/30435
Publication Number
6185318 (B2)
Application Date
February 25, 1998
Publication Date
February 6, 2001
Inventor
Sharathchandra Umapathirao Pankanti
Mt. Kisco
NY, US
Rudolf Maarten Bolle
Bedford Hills
NY, US
Lin Hong
Lansing
MI, US
Anil K Jain
Okemos
MI, US
Agent
Perman & Green
US
Agent
Louis J Percello
US
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
IPC
G06K 9/00
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