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A Robust Document Identification Framework through f-BP Fingerprint

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  • Francesco Guarnera
  • Oliver Giudice
  • Dario Allegra
  • Filippo Stanco
  • Sebastiano Battiato
  • Salvatore Livatino
  • Vito Matranga
  • Angelo Salici
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Original languageEnglish
Article number126
Pages (from-to)e126
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Imaging
Volume7
Issue8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jul 2021

Abstract

The identification of printed materials is a critical and challenging issue for security purposes, especially when it comes to documents such as banknotes, tickets, or rare collectable cards: eligible targets for ad hoc forgery. State-of-the-art methods require expensive and specific industrial equipment, while a low-cost, fast, and reliable solution for document identification is increasingly needed in many contexts. This paper presents a method to generate a robust fingerprint,
by the extraction of translucent patterns from paper sheets, and exploiting the peculiarities of binary pattern descriptors. A final descriptor is generated by employing a block-based solution followed by principal component analysis (PCA), to reduce the overall data to be processed. To validate the robustness of the proposed method, a novel dataset was created and recognition tests were performed under both ideal and noisy conditions.

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