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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2014, Article ID 157173, 19 pages
Research Article

Efficient Iris Recognition Based on Optimal Subfeature Selection and Weighted Subregion Fusion

1College of Computer Science and Technology, Jilin University, Changchun 130012, China
2Key Laboratory of Symbolic Computation and Knowledge Engineering of Ministry of Education, Jilin University, Changchun 130012, China
3College of Software, Nanchang Hangkong University, Nanchang 330063, China
4Internet of Things Technology Institute, Nanchang Hangkong University, Nanchang 330063, China

Received 19 August 2013; Accepted 10 November 2013; Published 10 February 2014

Academic Editors: O. Greevy and S.-S. Liaw

Copyright © 2014 Ying Chen et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


In this paper, we propose three discriminative feature selection strategies and weighted subregion matching method to improve the performance of iris recognition system. Firstly, we introduce the process of feature extraction and representation based on scale invariant feature transformation (SIFT) in detail. Secondly, three strategies are described, which are orientation probability distribution function (OPDF) based strategy to delete some redundant feature keypoints, magnitude probability distribution function (MPDF) based strategy to reduce dimensionality of feature element, and compounded strategy combined OPDF and MPDF to further select optimal subfeature. Thirdly, to make matching more effective, this paper proposes a novel matching method based on weighted sub-region matching fusion. Particle swarm optimization is utilized to accelerate achieve different sub-region’s weights and then weighted different subregions’ matching scores to generate the final decision. The experimental results, on three public and renowned iris databases (CASIA-V3 Interval, Lamp, andMMU-V1), demonstrate that our proposed methods outperform some of the existing methods in terms of correct recognition rate, equal error rate, and computation complexity.