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An ant colony approach for image texture classification
Author(s): Zhiwei Ye; Zhaobao Zheng; Xiaogang Ning; Xin Yu
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Paper Abstract

Ant colonies, and more generally social insect societies, are distributed systems that show a highly structured social organization in spite of the simplicity of their individuals. As a result of this swarm intelligence, ant colonies can accomplish complex tasks that far exceed the individual capacities of a single ant. As is well known that aerial image texture classification is a long-term difficult problem, which hasn't been fully solved. This paper presents an ant colony optimization methodology for image texture classification, which assigns N images into K type of clusters as clustering is viewed as a combinatorial optimization problem in the article. The algorithm has been tested on some real images and performance of this algorithm is superior to k-means algorithm. Computational simulations reveal very encouraging results in terms of the quality of solution found.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 November 2005
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6044, MIPPR 2005: Image Analysis Techniques, 60440Y (3 November 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.654796
Show Author Affiliations
Zhiwei Ye, Wuhan Univ. (China)
Zhaobao Zheng, Wuhan Univ. (China)
Xiaogang Ning, Wuhan Univ. (China)
Xin Yu, Wuhan Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6044:
MIPPR 2005: Image Analysis Techniques
Deren Li; Hongchao Ma, Editor(s)

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