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Automated plant identification using artificial neural networks

Clark, JY (2012) Automated plant identification using artificial neural networks In: IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (CIBCB), 2012-05-09 - 2012-05-12, San Diego.


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This paper describes a method of training an artificial neural network, specifically a multilayer perceptron (MLP), to act as a tool to help identify plants using morphological characters collected automatically from images of botanical herbarium specimens. A methodology is presented here to provide a practical way for taxonomists to use neural networks as automated identification tools, by collating results from a population of neural networks. A case study is provided using data extracted from specimens of the genus Tilia in the Herbarium of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK. A classification accuracy of 44% was achieved on this challenging multiclass problem.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Conference Paper)
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Computer Science
Authors : Clark, JY
Date : 1 June 2012
DOI : 10.1109/CIBCB.2012.6217250
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Date Deposited : 06 Nov 2012 16:34
Last Modified : 06 Jul 2019 05:11

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