Document Type : Original/Review Paper


Department of Electrical/Computer Engineering Semnan University, Semnan, Iran.


Sparse representation due to advantages such as noise-resistant and, having a strong mathematical theory, has been noticed as a powerful tool in recent decades. In this paper, using the sparse representation, kernel trick, and a different technique of the Region of Interest (ROI) extraction which we had presented in our previous work, a new and robust method against rotation is introduced for dorsal hand vein recognition. In this method, to select the ROI, by changing the length and angle of the sides, undesirable effects of hand rotation during taking images have largely been neutralized. So, depending on the amount of hand rotation, ROI in each image will be different in size and shape. On the other hand, because of the same direction distribution on the dorsal hand vein patterns, we have used the kernel trick on sparse representation to classification. As a result, most samples with different classes but the same direction distribution will be classified properly. Using these two techniques, lead to introduce an effective method against hand rotation, for dorsal hand vein recognition. Increases of 2.26% in the recognition rate is observed for the proposed method when compared to the three conventional SRC-based algorithms and three classification methods based sparse coding that used dictionary learning.


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