Document Type : Original/Review Paper


Department of Computer Science, Yazd University, Yazd, Iran.


In this paper, we propose an innovative classification method for tree bark classification and tree species identification. The proposed method consists of two steps. In the first step, we take the advantages of ILQP, a rotationally invariant, noise-resistant, and fully descriptive color texture feature extraction method. Then, in the second step, a new classification method called stacked mixture of ELM-based experts with a trainable gating network (stacked MEETG) is proposed. The proposed method is evaluated using the Trunk12, BarkTex, and AFF datasets. The performance of the proposed method on these three bark datasets shows that our approach provides better accuracy than other state-of-the-art methods.
Our proposed method achieves an average classification accuracy of 92.79% (Trunk12), 92.54% (BarkTex), and 91.68% (AFF), respectively. Additionally, the results demonstrate that ILQP has better texture feature extraction capabilities than similar methods such as ILTP. Furthermore, stacked MEETG has shown a great influence on the classification accuracy.


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