Biometrics Glossary - C

Welcome to the Biometrics Glossary - C - for terms beginning with C

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The method of taking a biometric sample from the end user.

A scheme for categorizing fingerprints according to their overall patterns. Some fingers do not fit into any of the classes, and some may have attributes of more than one class.

Image processing software for extracting minutiae features from the image.

The process of comparing a biometric sample with a previously stored reference template or templates. (see one-to-many and one-to-one)