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Weather Classification: A new multi-class dataset, data augmentation approach and comprehensive evaluations of Convolutional Neural Networks

Villarreal Guerra, Jose Carlos and Khanam, Zeba and Ehsan, Shoaib and Stolkin, Rustam and McDonald-Maier, Klaus (2018) Weather Classification: A new multi-class dataset, data augmentation approach and comprehensive evaluations of Convolutional Neural Networks. In: 2018 NASA/ESA Conference on Adaptive Hardware and Systems (AHS), 2018-08-06 - 2018-08-09, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, United Kingdom.

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Abstract

Weather conditions often disrupt the proper functioning of transportation systems. Present systems either deploy an array of sensors or use an in-vehicle camera to predict weather conditions. These solutions have resulted in incremental cost and limited scope. To ensure smooth operation of all transportation services in all-weather conditions, a reliable detection system is necessary to classify weather in wild. The challenges involved in solving this problem is that weather conditions are diverse in nature and there is an absence of discriminate features among various weather conditions. The existing works to solve this problem have been scene specific and have targeted classification of two categories of weather. In this paper, we have created a new open source dataset consisting of images depicting three classes of weather i.e rain, snow and fog called RFS Dataset. A novel algorithm has also been proposed which has used super pixel delimiting masks as a form of data augmentation, leading to reasonable results with respect to ten Convolutional Neural Network architectures.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Published proceedings: 2018 NASA/ESA Conference on Adaptive Hardware and Systems (AHS)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2018 12:14
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2018 13:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/23547

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