Let's start with a definition. SourceAFIS is an open-source Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) that performs fingerprint recognition (a subfield of biometrics) on pairs or whole databases of human fingerprints.

This book will guide you through first steps with SourceAFIS, advice you on advanced topics, and provide you, if you are curious, with an overview of how SourceAFIS algorithms work.