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A Novel Image Classification Approach for Maize Diseases Recognition

Wei, Yuchen and Wei, Lisheng and Ji, Tao and Hu, Huosheng (2020) 'A Novel Image Classification Approach for Maize Diseases Recognition.' Recent Advances in Electrical & Electronic Engineering (Formerly Recent Patents on Electrical & Electronic Engineering), 13 (3). 331 - 339. ISSN 2352-0965

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Abstract

Background: The spot, streak and rust are the most common diseases in maize, all of which require effective methods to recognize, diagnose and handle. This paper presents a novel image classification approach to the high accuracy recognition of these maize diseases. Methods: Firstly, the k-means clustering algorithm is deployed in LAB color space to reduce the influence of image noise and irrelevant background, so that the area of maize diseases could be effectively extracted. Then the statistic pattern recognition method and gray level co-occurrence matrix (GLCM) method are jointly used to segment the maize disease leaf images for accurately obtaining their texture, shape and color features. Finally, Support Vector Machine (SVM) classification method is used to identify three diseases. Results: Numerical results clearly demonstrate the feasibility and effectiveness of the proposed method. Conclusion: Our future work will focus on the investigation of how to use the new classification methods in dimensional and large scale data to improve the recognizing performance and how to use other supervised feature selection methods to improve the accuracy further.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Maize diseases, image processing, color segmentation, gray level co-occurrence matrix, feature extraction, support vector machine
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2020 12:29
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2020 13:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/28379

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