Evaluation of Latent Friction Ridge Technology
API for participating in NIST's evaluation of latent friction ridge identification algorithms.
Evaluation of Latent Friction Ridge Technology


This is the API that must be implemented to participate in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)'s Evaluation of Latent Friction Ridge Technology (ELFT).


Two pure-virtual (abstract) classes called ELFT::ExtractionInterface and ELFT::SearchInterface have been defined. Participants must implement all methods of both classes in subclasses and submit the implementations in a shared library. The name of the library must follow the requirements outlined in the test plan and be identical to the required information returned from ELFT::ExtractionInterface::getIdentification. NIST's testing application will link against the submitted library and instantiate instances of the implementations with their respective getImplementation functions (ELFT::ExtractionInterface::getImplementation and ELFT::SearchInterface::getImplementation).


Additional information regarding ELFT can be received by emailing questions to the test liaisons at elft@.nosp@m.nist.nosp@m..gov.


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