Automated plant identification using artificial neural networks

@article{Clark2012AutomatedPI,
  title={Automated plant identification using artificial neural networks},
  author={Jonathan Y. Clark and David P. A. Corney and Hongying Lilian Tang},
  journal={2012 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (CIBCB)},
  year={2012},
  pages={343-348}
}
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… CONTINUE READING

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