A computer vision approach for weeds identification through Support Vector Machines

Tellaeche, Alberto and Pajares, Gonzalo and Burgos Artizzu, Xavier and Ribeiro Seijas, Ángela (2011). A computer vision approach for weeds identification through Support Vector Machines. "Applied Soft Computing Journal", v. 11 (n. 1); pp. 908-915. ISSN 15684946. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asoc.2010.01.011.

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Title: A computer vision approach for weeds identification through Support Vector Machines
Author/s:
  • Tellaeche, Alberto
  • Pajares, Gonzalo
  • Burgos Artizzu, Xavier
  • Ribeiro Seijas, Ángela
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Applied Soft Computing Journal
Date: January 2011
ISSN: 15684946
Volume: 11
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Faculty: Otros Centros UPM
Department: Otro
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

This paper outlines an automatic computervision system for the identification of avena sterilis which is a special weed seed growing in cereal crops. The final goal is to reduce the quantity of herbicide to be sprayed as an important and necessary step for precision agriculture. So, only areas where the presence of weeds is important should be sprayed. The main problems for the identification of this kind of weed are its similar spectral signature with respect the crops and also its irregular distribution in the field. It has been designed a new strategy involving two processes: image segmentation and decision making. The image segmentation combines basic suitable image processing techniques in order to extract cells from the image as the low level units. Each cell is described by two area-based attributes measuring the relations among the crops and weeds. The decision making is based on the SupportVectorMachines and determines if a cell must be sprayed. The main findings of this paper are reflected in the combination of the segmentation and the SupportVectorMachines decision processes. Another important contribution of this approach is the minimum requirements of the system in terms of memory and computation power if compared with other previous works. The performance of the method is illustrated by comparative analysis against some existing strategies.

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Item ID: 13714
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/13714/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:13714
DOI: 10.1016/j.asoc.2010.01.011
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 20 Nov 2012 09:13
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2017 17:49
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