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Plant Species Identification Using Multi-scale Fractal Dimension Applied to Images of Adaxial Surface Epidermis

Andre Ricardo Backes and Jarbas J. de M. Sá Junior and Rosana M. Kolb and Odemir Martinez Bruno

International Conference on Computer Analysis of Images and Pattern,680-688,2009

This paper presents the study of computational methods applied to histological texture analysis in order to identify plant species, a very difficult task due to the great similarity among some species and presence of irregularities in a given species. Experiments were performed considering 300 × 300 texture windows extracted from adaxial surface epidermis from eight species. Different texture methods were evaluated using Linear Discriminant Analysis (LDA). Results showed that methods based on complexity analysis perform a better texture discrimination, so conducting to a more accurate identification of plant species.