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The implementation of new methods for reliable and fast identification and classification of seeds is of major technical and economical importance in the agricultural industry. As in ocular inspection, the automatic classification of seeds should be based on knowledge of seed size, shape, color and texture. In this work, we assess the discriminating power(More)
Ensembles of artificial neural networks show improved generalization capabilities that outperform those of single networks. However, for aggregation to be effective, the individual networks must be as accurate and diverse as possible. An important problem is, then, how to tune the aggregate members in order to have an optimal compromise between these two(More)
We explore the feasibility of implementing fast and reliable computer-based systems for the automatic identification of weed seeds from color and black and white images. Seeds size, shape, color and texture characteristics are obtained by standard image-processing techniques, and their discriminating power as classification features is assessed. These(More)
The performance of a single regressor/classifier can be improved by combining the outputs of several predictors. This is true provided the combined predictors are accurate and diverse enough, which posses the problem of generating suitable aggregate members in order to have optimal generalization capabilities. We propose here a new method for selecting(More)
How to generate and aggregate base learners to have optimal ensemble generalization capabilities is an important questions in building composite regression/classification machines. We present here an evaluation of several algorithms for artificial neural networks aggregation in the regression settings, including new proposals and comparing them with(More)
Ensembles of artificial neural networks have been used in the last years as classification/regression machines, showing improved generalization capabilities that outperform those of single networks. However, it has been recognized that for aggregation to be effective the individual networks must be as accurate and diverse as possible. An important problem(More)
Ensembles of artificial neural networks have been used in the last years as classification/regression machines, showing improved generalization capabilities that outperform those of single networks. However, it has been recognized that for aggregation to be effective the individual networks must be as accurate and diverse as possible. An important problem(More)
We propose a simple method for the reconstruction of slow dynamics perturbations from non-stationary time series records. The method traces the evolution of the perturbing signal by simultaneously learning the intrinsic stationary dynamics and the time dependency of the changing parameter. For this purpose, an extra input unit is added to a feedforward(More)
The analysis and classification of seeds are essential activities contributing to the final added value in the crop production. Besides varietal identification and cereal grain grading, it is also of interest in the agricultural industry the early identification of weeds from the analysis of strange seeds, with the purpose of chemically controlling their(More)