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Multimodal decision-level fusion for person authentication

Chatzis, V., Bors, A.G. and Pitas, I. (1999) Multimodal decision-level fusion for person authentication. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Part A: Systems and Humans. pp. 674-680. ISSN 1083-4427

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Abstract

In this paper, the use of clustering algorithms for decision-level data fusion is proposed. Person authentication results coming from several modalities (e.g., still image, speech), are combined by using fuzzy k-means (FKM), fuzzy vector quantization (FVQ) algorithms, and median radial basis function (MRBF) network. The quality measure of the modalities data is used for fuzzification. Two modifications of the FKM and FVQ algorithms, based on a novel fuzzy vector distance definition, are proposed to handle the fuzzy data and utilize the quality measure. Simulations show that fuzzy clustering algorithms have better performance compared to the classical clustering algorithms and other known fusion algorithms. MRBF has better performance especially when two modalities are combined. Moreover, the use of the quality via the proposed modified algorithms increases the performance of the fusion system.

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Keywords: Data fusion, fuzzy clustering, fuzzy logic, median RBF, person authentication.
Academic Units: The University of York > Computer Science (York)
Depositing User: Adrian G. Bors
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2006
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2013 14:39
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/3468.798073
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
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URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/940

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