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Wood Species Classification and Identification System

Journal: International Journal of Engineering Sciences & Research Technology (IJESRT) (Vol.3, No. 6)

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Page : 847-853

Keywords : Grey-level Co-occurrences Matrix; Feature extraction and Artificial Neural Networks.;

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Automatic wood recognition has not yet been well established mainly due to lack of research in this area and the difficulty in obtaining the wood database. In this paper, an automatic wood recognition system based on image processing, feature extraction and artificial neural networks was designed. The proto-type PC-based wood recognition system is capable of classifying 30 different tropical Malaysian woods, according to their species based on the macroscopic wood anatomy. Image processing is carried out using our newly developed in-house image processing library referred to as “Visual System Development Platform”. The textural wood features are extracted using a co-occurrence matrix approach, known as grey-level co-occurrence matrix. A multi-layered neural network based on the popular back-propagation algorithm is trained to learn the wood samples for the classification purposes. The system can provide wood identification within seconds, eliminating the need for laborious human recognition. The results obtained show a high rate of recognition accuracy, proving that the techniques used are suitable to be implemented for commercial purposes.

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