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Application in Identity

ELISE Will Find What Others Might Miss

ELISE optimizes identity searching to provide the best possible match, regardless of the biometrics used or the number of biographic criteria. Rather than using yesterday’s Boolean search techniques that only consider “black-white/true-false”, it uses advanced technologies to calculate similarities and report shades of grey to rank results by the aggregated match scores from each criterion. This granular approach makes true score-level fusion for biometrics possible – today! It also allows for the fusion of match scores across domains: biometrics and biographic criteria combined!


Specifically for the application of API/PNR (Advance Passenger Information) WCC has developed HERMES. Click the link in the box Applications for detailed information on HERMES.

The things that make ELISE special in Identification.

  • Application of fuzzy logic to each criterion
    Calculates similarities through a linear exhaustive search – leaves no stone unturned!
  • Differential weighting of each criterion
    You decide which criteria are most important.
  • Integration of new matching algorithms
    Avoid technology lock-in or obsolescence with a platform that can easily incorporate biometric innovations.
  • True score level fusion
    Scores on each biometric are combined according to industry best practices for the most accurate biometric match results.
  • Use of metadata to enhance scoring
    Match results can optionally be influenced by metadata such as the type of biometric used, the agency gathering the data, the date the biometric template was obtained, etc.
  • Appropriate treatment of missing data
    Boolean systems don’t handle missing data – it’s always read as “false”. ELISE's Smart Search & Match technology elegantly handles missing data, allowing the integration of disparate databases.
  • Analytics to understand match scores and result ranking
    Need to understand why a particular result ranked as it did? ELISE makes it easy to see the details with ELISE Insight.

ELISE can be used in:

  • Border control
    Fuse scores from multiple biometrics and biographic data to enforce watch lists. Identify duplicate identities for visas or border crossings. Identify shipments that demand further scrutiny.
  • Criminal investigation
    Identify criminals from biometrics and biographic criteria. Identify victims from DNA and other biometric or biographic criteria. Identify stolen objects. Find similar modus operandi.
  • Disaster recovery / missing persons
    Identify disaster victims or missing persons from DNA and other biometric or biographic data.
  • Enrollment verification
    Quickly eliminate fraudulent duplicates during the biometric enrollment process.
  • Healthcare
    Identify patients to ensure appropriate treatment, medication, or use of personal data through the use of biometric and/or biographic data.