Interactive Biometrics Glossary

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10-Print Card
10-Print Match or Identification
Access Control
Accuracy
Algorithm
ANSI
Application
Application Profile
Application Program Interface (API)
Arch
Attempt
Attribute Authority
Authentication
Auto-correlation
Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS)
Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS)
Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS)
Base Standard
Basic Robustness
Behavioral Biometric Characteristic
Benchmarking
Bifurcation
Binning
BioAPI
Biological Biometric Characteristic
Biometric
 

 

Biometric Consortium (BC)
Biometric Data
Biometric Fingerprinting
Biometric Sample
Biometric System
Biometric Time Clock
Biometrics
Biometrics Glossary
Blue Force Database
Capacitive Sensor
Capture
CBEFF Common Biometric Exchange File Format
Certificate
Certificate Authority (CA)
Certificate Expiry
Certificate Revocation
Challenge Response
Claim of Identity
Closed-set Identification
Common Access Card (CAC)
Common Biometric Exchange Formats Framework (CBEFF)
Common Criteria
Communications Security (COMSEC)
Comparison
Cookie
Cooperative User
Core Point
Covert
Crossover Error Rate (CER)
Cumulative Match Characteristic (CMC)
Database
Decision
Degrees of Freedom
Delta Point
Detection and Identification Rate
Detection Error Trade-off (DET) Curve
Difference Score
Digital Signature
DPI (Dots Per Inch)
D-Prime (D’)
Eavesdropping
EFTS
Encryption
End User
Enrollee
Enrollment
Equal Error Rate (EER)
Extraction
Face Recognition
Failure-to-Acquire (FTA)
Failure-to-Acquire Rate
Failure-to-Enroll (FTE)
Failure-to-Enroll Rate
False Acceptance
False Acceptance Rate (FAR)
False Alarm Rate
False Match Rate
False Non-Match Rate (FNMR)
 

False Rejection
False Rejection Rate (FRR)
Feature Extraction
Feature(s)
FERET FacE REcognition Technology program
Fingerprint
Fingerprint Recognition
Fingerprint Scanning
Fingerprint Sensor
FpVTE Fingerprint Vendor Technology Evaluation
FRGC Face Recognition Grand Challenge
Friction Ridge
FRVT Face Recognition Vendor Test
Gait
Gallery
Hamming Distance
Hand Geometry Recognition
Hash Function
High Robustness
Hot Plugging
ICE Iris Challenge Evaluation
Identification
Identification Rate
Identifier
Identity
Imposter
Impostor
INCITS
Indifferent User
Information Assurance (IA)
Infrared
Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS)
Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS)
Iris Recognition
IrisCode©
ISO
Key
Keystroke Dynamics
Latent Fingerprint
Latent Print
Live Capture
Live Scan
Liveness Detection
Loop
Match
Matching
Matching
Medium Robustness
Mimic
Minutia(e) Point
Minutiae
Modality
Model
Multimodal Biometric System
National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP)
National Security Telecommunications and Information Systems Security Committee (NSTISSP #11)
Neural Net
Neural Network
NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology
Noise
Non-cooperative User
Non-Repudiation
One-to-many
One-to-one
Open-set Identification
Operational Evaluation
Optical Sensor
Overt
Palm Print
Password
PCMCIA card
Performance
 

 

Person Data Exchange Standard (PDES)
Physical/Physiological Biometric
PIN (Personal Identification Number)
Pixel
Pixels Per Inch (PPI)
Platen
Plug-and-Play
Population
Private Key
Probe
Protection Profile
Public Key
Public Key Cryptography (PKC)
Public Key Infrastructure
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
Receiver Operating Characteristics (ROC)
 

 

Recognition
Record
Red Force Database
Registration
Resolution
Response Time
Ridge Ending
Robustness
Rolled Fingerprints
Scenario Evaluation
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Security Target (ST)
Segmentation
Sensor
Sensor aging
Signature Dynamics
Similarity Score
Skimming
Slap Fingerprint
Smart Card
Speaker Recognition
Speaker Recognition Evaluations
Speech Recognition
Spoofing
Submission
Symmetric Key
TactileSense™
Target of Evaluation (TOE)
Technology Evaluation
Template
Threat
Threshold biometric data
Throughput Rate
Token
True Accept Rate
True Reject Rate
Type I Error
Type II Error
Uncooperative user
Universal Serial Bus (USB)
User
US-VISIT
Valley fingerprint
Verification
Verification / Verify
Verification Rate
Voice Recognition
Vulnerability
Watchlist
Wavelet Scalar Quantization
Wavelet Scalar Quantization (WSQ)
Wavelet Scalar Quantization (WSQ) Grayscale Fingerprint Image Compression Specification (IAFIS-IC-0010 [V3])
Whorl
Wiegand card readers and sensors
X.509 Certificate Policy for the US Department of Defense
X9.84 Biometrics Management and Security for the Financial Services Industry
 

 

 

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