Slap Fingerprint Segmentation Evaluation III
API for participating in NIST's evaluation of slap fingerprint segmentation algorithms.
Slap Fingerprint Segmentation Evaluation III


This is the API that must be implemented to participate in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)'s Slap Fingerprint Segmentation III Evaluation (SlapSegIII).


A pure-virtual (abstract) class called SlapSegIII::Interface has been created. Participants must implement all methods of SlapSegIII::Interface in a subclass, and submit this implementation as a shared library. The name of the library must follow the instructions outlined in the test plan, and be identical to the information returned from SlapSegIII::Interface::getIdentification(). A test application will link against the submitted library, instantiate an instance of the implementation by calling SlapSegIII::Interface::getImplementation(), and perform various segmentation operations.


Additional information regarding the Slap Fingerprint Segmentation Evaluation by emailing the test liaisons at


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