Ethnicity Prediction Based on Iris Texture Features

  title={Ethnicity Prediction Based on Iris Texture Features},
  author={Stephen Lagree and Kevin W. Bowyer},
This paper examines the possibility of predicting ethnicity based on iris texture. This is possible if there are similarities of the iris texture of a certain ethnicity, and these similarities differ from ethnicity to ethnicity. This sort of “soft biometric” prediction could be used, for example, to narrow the search of an enrollment database for a match to probe sample. Using an iris image dataset representing 120 persons and 10-fold person-disjoint cross validation, we obtain 91% correct… CONTINUE READING
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