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Is There Any Similarity Between a Person's Left and Right Retina?

BISWAS, S. ROHDIN, J. MŇUK, T. DRAHANSKÝ, M.

Original Title

Is There Any Similarity Between a Person's Left and Right Retina?

English Title

Is There Any Similarity Between a Person's Left and Right Retina?

Type

conference paper

Language

en

Original Abstract

It is often argued among biometric researchers that the left and right retinas of the same person are as different as the retinas of two different persons. In this paper we investigate to what extent this is true. We perform experiments where human volunteers are asked to judge whether a pair of the left and right retinal images displayed side-by-side belongs to the same person or two different persons. We also use two similarity measurements, structural similarity (SSIM) and cosine similarity, to do the investigation process automatically. Our experiments show that there is recognizable similarity in the left and right retina of a person. For a verification task done by human volunteers, the average accuracy was 82%. For identification tasks, automatic systems using cosine similarity were correct in up to 57%.

English abstract

It is often argued among biometric researchers that the left and right retinas of the same person are as different as the retinas of two different persons. In this paper we investigate to what extent this is true. We perform experiments where human volunteers are asked to judge whether a pair of the left and right retinal images displayed side-by-side belongs to the same person or two different persons. We also use two similarity measurements, structural similarity (SSIM) and cosine similarity, to do the investigation process automatically. Our experiments show that there is recognizable similarity in the left and right retina of a person. For a verification task done by human volunteers, the average accuracy was 82%. For identification tasks, automatic systems using cosine similarity were correct in up to 57%.

Keywords

eye retina, similarity, cardiovascular system

Released

19.09.2019

Publisher

GI - Group for computer science

Location

Darmstadt

ISBN

978-3-88579-690-9

Book

Proceedings of the 18th International Conference of the Biometrics Special Interest Group

Edition

Lecture Notes in Informatics

Edition number

NEUVEDEN

Pages from

71

Pages to

82

Pages count

12

URL

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BibTex


@inproceedings{BUT159989,
  author="Sangeeta {Biswas} and Johan Andréas {Rohdin} and Tomáš {Mňuk} and Martin {Drahanský}",
  title="Is There Any Similarity Between a Person's Left and Right Retina?",
  annote="It is often argued among biometric researchers that the left and right retinas of
the same person are as different as the retinas of two different persons. In this
paper we investigate to what extent this is true. We perform experiments where
human volunteers are asked to judge whether a pair of the left and right retinal
images displayed side-by-side belongs to the same person or two different
persons. We also use two similarity measurements, structural similarity (SSIM)
and cosine similarity, to do the investigation process automatically. Our
experiments show that there is recognizable similarity in the left and right
retina of a person. For a verification task done by human volunteers, the average
accuracy was 82%. For identification tasks, automatic systems using cosine
similarity were correct in up to 57%.",
  address="GI - Group for computer science",
  booktitle="Proceedings of the 18th International Conference of the Biometrics Special Interest Group",
  chapter="159989",
  edition="Lecture Notes in Informatics",
  howpublished="print",
  institution="GI - Group for computer science",
  year="2019",
  month="september",
  pages="71--82",
  publisher="GI - Group for computer science",
  type="conference paper"
}