Proceedings of the 7th conference of the European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technology (EUSFLAT-11)

Mobile Phone User Identification with Fuzzy Fingerprints

Authors
Nuno Homem, Joao Paulo Carvalho
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Nuno Homem
Available Online August 2011.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/eusflat.2011.153How to use a DOI?
Keywords
component, fuzzy fingerprints, vector valued fuzzy sets, similarity, frequent elements, approximate algorithms, data streams.
Abstract
Fingerprint identification is a well-known technique in forensic sciences. The basic idea of identifying a subject based on a set of features left by the subject actions or behavior can be applied to other domains. Identifying a mobile phone user based on a user fingerprint is one such application. This paper considers the problem of extracting fingerprints from call usage logs and matching them with those obtained from a set of known users. It presents an innovative fuzzy fingerprint algorithm based on vector valued fuzzy sets. Call destination numbers are used as base features to create the fingerprint. The assumption is that numbers called by each user remain approximately stable and are distinctive. The paper presents the proposed algorithm and shows some experimental results that validate the approach. The use of fast and compact algorithms is critical due to the possible huge number of users, and allows this method to be used on near real time.
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Proceedings of the 7th conference of the European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technology
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Advances in Intelligent Systems Research
Publication Date
August 2011
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978-90-78677-00-0
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/eusflat.2011.153How to use a DOI?
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