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Generation of Synthetic Alterations
STRANGE (SynThetic fingeRprint AlteratioNs GEnerator) is a novel approach for the generation of synthetic alterations on fingerprint images. Three of the most frequent alterations, namely obliteration by burning, distortion by central rotation and by Z-cut are modeled by designing quite realistic alteration shapes and by including scars and transitions between native and altered regions.
Why a generator of synthetic fingerprint alterations?
An important issue in the study of automatic detection/recognition algorithm of altered fingerprints is the lack of public databases containing altered fingerprints and the corresponding pre-altered version available to researchers to perform systematic tests. This lack often stymies researchers to work in this area. In order to treat with the altered fingerprints problems it becomes necessary to have databases that include the more frequent alterations and a pre-altered impression of the fingerprint itself.
By downloading this software, you AGREE to the terms and conditions below.
AGREEMENT ON THE USE OF STRANGE AND ANY GENERATED DATA
1) to cite  in any paper of mine or my collaborators that makes any use of the software (codes) or data generated from these codes.
2) to use the software and generated data for research purposes only.
3) not to provide the software or generated data to third parties without the notice of copyright © (Papi S., Ferrara M. and Maltoni D.) and this agreement.
4) not to use neither the name of the University of Bologna nor the names of STRANGE contributors to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission.
 S. Papi, M. Ferrara, D. Maltoni and A. Anthonioz, "On the Generation of Synthetic Fingerprint Alterations", to appear on proceedings International Conference of the Biometrics Special Interest Group (BIOSIG), Darmstadt, Germany, September 2016.
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