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Machine Learning and Multiscale Methods in the Identification of Bivalve Larvae

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Machine Learning and Multiscale Methods in the Identification of Bivalve Larvae
This paper describes a novel application of support vector machines and multiscale texture and color invariants to a problem in biological oceanography: the identification of 6 species of bivalve larvae. Our data consists of polarized color images of scallop and other bivalve larvae (between 2 and 17 days old) collected from the ocean by a shipboard optical imaging system of our design. Larvae of scallops, clams, and oysters are small (100 microns) with few distinguishing features when observed under standard light microscopy. However, the use of polarized light with a full wave retardation plate produces a vivid color, bi-refringence pattern. The patterns display very subtle differences between species, often not discernable to human observers. We show that a soft-margin support vector machine with Gaussian RBF kernel is a good discriminator on a feature set extracted from Gabor wavelet transforms and color distribution angles of each image. By constraining the Gabor center frequenci...
Sanjay Tiwari, Scott Gallager
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Type Conference
Year 2003
Where ICCV
Authors Sanjay Tiwari, Scott Gallager
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