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Analysis of ANN Training Algorithms for Hand Geometry-based Access Control

by Kazeem B. Adedeji, Apena Waliu O., Adu Michael R.
International Journal of Applied Information Systems
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Volume 12 - Number 43
Year of Publication: 2024
Authors: Kazeem B. Adedeji, Apena Waliu O., Adu Michael R.

Kazeem B. Adedeji, Apena Waliu O., Adu Michael R. . Analysis of ANN Training Algorithms for Hand Geometry-based Access Control. International Journal of Applied Information Systems. 12, 43 ( Mar 2024), 12-22. DOI=10.5120/ijais2024451965

@article{ 10.5120/ijais2024451965,
author = { Kazeem B. Adedeji, Apena Waliu O., Adu Michael R. },
title = { Analysis of ANN Training Algorithms for Hand Geometry-based Access Control },
journal = { International Journal of Applied Information Systems },
issue_date = { Mar 2024 },
volume = { 12 },
number = { 43 },
month = { Mar },
year = { 2024 },
issn = { 2249-0868 },
pages = { 12-22 },
numpages = {9},
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doi = { 10.5120/ijais2024451965 },
publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
address = {New York, USA}
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%I Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA

Hand geometry-based identification systems are one of the most widely used access control systems due to their simplicity and low cost. Extracted features of hand images are deployed to train a machine learning algorithm. The required hand features include palm size as well as finger length and width. During verification, unauthorized hand images are rejected if their features do not match those already stored in the database. Several machine learning algorithms have been employed for access control, but artificial neural network (ANN) techniques are a major contender due to their robustness and accuracy to parameter changes. The performance of the hand geometry technique is dependent on the training model used to assess the efficacy of the ANN. The study examined four ANN training algorithms: the Levenberg-Marquardt algorithm (LMA), BFGS Quasi-Newton (GFGS-QN), resilient back propagation (RBP), and scaled conjugate gradient (SCG) algorithms. The results revealed through numerical investigation showed that the LMA outperformed the rest of the studied ANN algorithms using mean square error, image gradient coefficient, histogram of errors, regression, accuracy, and precision. LMA ranked first with positive outcomes of the lowest mean square error of 8.8383×10-5, 99.999% regression value, and 99.99% accuracy, respectively. The study complements the performance of LMA with the ANN training algorithm at 13 epochs to reach its best performance and its convergence strength. LMA proves to be the most suitable ANN training algorithm for hand geometry recognition applications.

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Computer Science
Information Sciences


Access control ANN hand geometry LMA BFGS Quasi-newton RBP SCG