Efficient Iris Recognition Management in Object-Related Databases


  • Carlos Alvez Facultad de Ciencias de la Administración, Universidad Nacional de Entre Ríos, Concordia, 3200, Argentina
  • Ernesto Miranda Facultad de Ciencias de la Administración, Universidad Nacional de Entre Ríos, Concordia, 3200, Argentina
  • Graciela Etchart Facultad de Ciencias de la Administración, Universidad Nacional de Entre Ríos, Concordia, 3200, Argentina
  • Silvia Ruiz Facultad de Ciencias de la Administración, Universidad Nacional de Entre Ríos, Concordia, 3200, Argentina




IrisCode, index, database, object relational, extension


Biometric applications have grown significantly in recent years, particularly iris-based systems. In the present work, an extension of an Object Relational Database Management System for the integral management of a biometric system based on the human iris was presented. Although at present, there are many database extensions for different domains, in no case for biometric applications. The proposed extension includes both the extension of the type system and the definition of domain indexes for performance improvement. The aim of this work is to provide a tool that facilitates the development of biometric applications based on the iris feature. Its development is based on a reference architecture that includes both the management of images of the iris trait, its associated metadata and the necessary methods for both manipulation and queries. An implementation of the extension is performed for PostgreSQL DBMS, and SP-GiST framework is used in the implementation of a domain index. Experiments were carried out to evaluate the performance of the proposed index, which shows improvements in query execution times.


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Alvez, C., Miranda, E., Etchart, G., & Ruiz, S. (2018). Efficient Iris Recognition Management in Object-Related Databases. Journal of Computer Science and Technology, 18(02), e12. https://doi.org/10.24215/16666038.18.e12



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