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Feature extraction for animal fiber identification
Author(s): Lingxue Kong; F. H. She; Saeid Nahavandi; Abbas Z. Kouzani
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Paper Abstract

Fiber identification has been a very important task in many industries such as wool growing, textile processing, archaeology, histochernical engineering, and zoology. Over the years, animal fibers have been identified using physical and chemical approaches. Recently, objective identification of animal fibers has been developed based on the cuticular information of fibers. Effective and accurate extraction of representative features is essential to animal fiber identification and classification. In the current work, two different strategies are developed for this purpose. In the first method, explicit features are extracted using image processing. However, only implicit features are used in the second method with an unsupervised artificial neural network. It is found that the use of explicit features increases the accuracy of fiber identification but requires more effort on processing images and solid knowledge of what features are representative ones.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 July 2002
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4875, Second International Conference on Image and Graphics, (31 July 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.477055
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Lingxue Kong, Univ. of South Australia (Australia)
F. H. She, Univ. of South Australia (Australia)
Saeid Nahavandi, Deakin Univ. (Australia)
Abbas Z. Kouzani, Deakin Univ. (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4875:
Second International Conference on Image and Graphics
Wei Sui, Editor(s)

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