Glossary

ACL (Access Control List)

A table of access rights for a user to a particular file or other networked resource.

Active biometric

A biometric to which the user must actively submit a physical trait for measurement.

AFIS (Automated Fingerprint Identification System)

AFIS is a system to automatically match and classify fingerprints. Originally developed by the Federal Bureau of Investigations, it is now used by many law enforcement groups.

Algorithm

A step-by-step method of problem-solving that is predictable and reproducible.

ANN (Artificial Neural Network)

The Artificial Neural Network is a series of algorithms, assumptions, and probabilities used to solve a problem by simulating the operation of the human brain.

ArcNet

A LAN technology that uses ...

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