Plant Species Classification Using Extreme Learning Machine

  • Larissa Britto Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco
  • Luciano Pacífico Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco


Plants play an important role in nature, but correct plant species identification is still a challenging task for non-specialized people. Many works have been proposed towards the development of automatic plant species recognition systems through Machine Learning methods, but most of them lack the proper experimental analysis. In this work, we evaluate the performance of a general-purpose Artificial Neural Network to perform plant classification task: the Extreme Learning Machine (ELM).We compare ELM with several classifiers from plant recognition literature by means of three real-world data sets obtained from different image processing and feature extraction processes. A statistical hypothesis test is employed to perform proper experimental evaluation.

Palavras-chave: Reconhecimento Automático de Espécies de Plantas, Extremen Learning Machine, Extração de Características


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BRITTO, Larissa; PACÍFICO, Luciano. Plant Species Classification Using Extreme Learning Machine. In: ENCONTRO NACIONAL DE INTELIGÊNCIA ARTIFICIAL E COMPUTACIONAL (ENIAC), 16. , 2019, Salvador. Anais [...]. Porto Alegre: Sociedade Brasileira de Computação, 2019 . p. 13-24. ISSN 2763-9061. DOI:

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