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Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS)

Definition(s)

Biometric identification methodology that uses digital imaging technology to obtain, store, and analyse fingerprint data, and which is used within the Eurodac system for the automatic recognition and checking of fingerprints.

Source(s)

Tech Target website: Definition of Automated Fingerprint Identification System

Translations

  • BG: Автоматизирана система за идентификация на пръстови отпечатъци
  • CS: Automatizovaný systém identifikace podle otisků prstů
  • DE: automatisiertes Fingerabdruckidentifizierungssystem
  • EL: Ηλεκτρονικό Σύστημα Αναγνώρισης Δακτυλικών Αποτυπωμάτων
  • EN: Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS)
  • ES: Sistema automatizado de identificación de huellas digitales
  • ET: Automaatne sõrmejälgede tuvastamise süsteem
  • FI: Sähköinen / automatisoitu sormenjälkien tunnistusjärjestelmä
  • FR: Système automatisé d'identification des empreintes digitales
  • GA: Uathchóras Aithinte ó Mhéarloirg: UCAM
  • HU: Automatizált Ujjnyomat-azonosító Rendszer
  • IT: Sistema automatizzato di identificazione delle impronte digitali
  • LT: Automatinė pirštų atspaudų indentifikavimo sistema
  • LV: automatizētā pirkstu nospiedumu identifikācijas sistēma
  • MT: Kontroll Awtomatizzat tal-Fruntieri
  • NL: Geautomatiseerde vingerafdrukidentificatiesysteem
  • PL: Automatyczny System Identyfikacji Daktyloskopijnej
  • PT: Sistema Automático de Identificação de Impressões Digitais
  • SK: automatizovaný systém  daktyloskopickej identifikácie
  • SL: Avtomatski sistem za identifikacijo prstnih odtisov
  • SV: automatiskt fingeravtrycksidentifieringssystem / Afis
  • NO: automatisert system for gjenkjennelse av fingeravtrykk (b); automatisert system for attkjenning av fingeravtrykk (n)

Synonym(s)

  • AFIS

Broader Term(s)

Note(s)

The Eurodac database which is based on AFIS does not contain details such as the name of a person because it relies only on biometric comparison, the safest and most accurate available identification method.