Open Science Research Excellence
%0 Journal Article
%A Sitalakshmi Venkataraman
%D 2010 
%J  International Journal of Computer, Electrical, Automation, Control and Information Engineering
%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
%I International Science Index 48, 2010
%T A Grid-based Neural Network Framework for Multimodal Biometrics
%V 48
%X Recent scientific investigations indicate that
multimodal biometrics overcome the technical limitations of
unimodal biometrics, making them ideally suited for everyday life
applications that require a reliable authentication system. However,
for a successful adoption of multimodal biometrics, such systems
would require large heterogeneous datasets with complex multimodal
fusion and privacy schemes spanning various distributed
environments. From experimental investigations of current
multimodal systems, this paper reports the various issues related to
speed, error-recovery and privacy that impede the diffusion of such
systems in real-life. This calls for a robust mechanism that caters to
the desired real-time performance, robust fusion schemes,
interoperability and adaptable privacy policies.
The main objective of this paper is to present a framework that
addresses the abovementioned issues by leveraging on the
heterogeneous resource sharing capacities of Grid services and the
efficient machine learning capabilities of artificial neural networks
(ANN). Hence, this paper proposes a Grid-based neural network
framework for adopting multimodal biometrics with the view of
overcoming the barriers of performance, privacy and risk issues that
are associated with shared heterogeneous multimodal data centres.
The framework combines the concept of Grid services for reliable
brokering and privacy policy management of shared biometric
resources along with a momentum back propagation ANN (MBPANN)
model of machine learning for efficient multimodal fusion and
authentication schemes. Real-life applications would be able to adopt
the proposed framework to cater to the varying business requirements
and user privacies for a successful diffusion of multimodal
biometrics in various day-to-day transactions.
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