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September 22, 2005

Evolving clearer fingerprints

The National Science Foundation (NSF) reports on the use of a genetic algorithm to evolve a computer program for compressing digital images of fingerprints. The resulting program consistently outperforms the current world-standard program for fingerprint image compression, WSQ, developed by the FBI and others in the 1990s.

Images showing the improvement of successive generations of the genetic algorithm can be found at the link above.

Posted by Robert at September 22, 2005 6:56 PM
category: Evolutionary Computation

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