Recent advancements of biometrics identity verification are growing rapidly in this vastly interconnected techno-savvy society. In this information age, protection of valuable contents from the unauthorised intruders or illegal entry to high security zones has made these biometric systems crucial mechanism towards establishing a robust identity verification system. The thrust for reliable authentication methodologies are increasing due to security consciousness of people and also for growing advancement of civilian infrastructures by means of networking, communication, E-Governance, IT knowledge-based civic environment, etc. In the last two decades, a large number of computational intelligence (CI) based and non-linear synchronization based approaches have been thoroughly investigated in biometric authentication in terms of automatic feature detection, feature matching and association of adaptive parameters to the system. Although, it has been felt that the robust and invariant ways are necessary to process the system development from one biometric application to another. However, some incapable and negative constraints have made these biometric systems lack of inconvenience to a large group of end users. To cope up with these incapable factors in biometric systems successfully, Scale Invariant Feature Transform (SIFT) operator has been thoroughly investigated and proved to be invariant to image rotation, scaling, partly illumination changes, biometric authentication towards efficient identity verification.
Investigating the Usability of SIFT Features in Biometrics / Kisku D; Rattani A; Tistarelli M; Sing J; Gupta P. - (2010), pp. 125-161. [10.2991/978-94-91216-30-5_5]