Now Accepting SlapSeg III Submissions

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Slap Fingerprint Segmentation (SlapSeg)

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Feb 13, 2019, 2:12:11 PM2/13/19
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Hello,

Thanks again for your interest in SlapSeg III. We are ready to begin!

How to Participate
  1. Download, complete, and physically send your signed evaluation agreement.
  2. Download, complete, and e-mail your signed dataset agreement.
  3. Implement the SlapSeg III API.
  4. E-mail the signed and encrypted output of the validation package to sla...@nist.gov.
Where's the Validation Data?
Distributing the validation dataset has been far and away the leading hurdle in beginning SlapSeg III. Changes in NIST policy make it such that we must obtain your acceptance to a set of terms before data can be provided to you. We are awaiting approval for a secure website where the terms can be agreed to by clicking a button and the data immediately downloaded. As an interim measure, we are permitted to distribute the data via secure e-mail to researchers after receiving a signed dataset agreement.

Recent Changes
Since the last e-mail about SlapSeg III, there have been a few changes to the API. Most are minor, but there is one significant new method: determineOrientation(). This method receives an image and must return whether the image is of a left, right, or thumb slap. You must, at a minimum, stub this method, since it is part of the Interface, but a working implementation is optional. Indicate whether or not you'd like to participate in getSupported().

Upper and Full Palm
We're not quite ready to score your submissions on upper palm and full palm data. If you submit an algorithm that claims to support these sizes now, we will update your report card when this data is ready. Two inch (tenprint card) and three inch (ID flat) data is ready to go.

We are very much looking forward to your submissions!

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