Analysis of the effect of ageing, age, and other factors on iris recognition performance using NEXUS scores dataset

Analysis of the effect of ageing, age, and other factors on iris recognition performance using NEXUS scores dataset

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The historical NEXUS iris kiosks log dataset collected by the Canada Border Services Agency from 2003 to 2014 has become the focus of scientific attention due to its involvement in the iris ageing debate between the National Institute of Standard and Technology and the University of Notre Dame researchers. To facilitate this debate, this study provides additional details on how this dataset was collected, its various properties and irregularities, and presents new results related to the effect of ageing, age, and other factors on the system performance obtained using the portions of the dataset that have not been previously analysed. In doing that, the importance of conducting subject-based performance analysis, as opposed to the traditionally done transaction-based analysis, is emphasised. The significance of factor effects is examined. Recommendations on further improvement of the technology are made.


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