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Identifying rice grains using image analysis and sparse-representation-based classification
- Kuo, Tzu-Yi, Chung, Chia-Lin, Chen, Szu-Yu, Lin, Heng-An, Kuo, Yan-Fu
- Computers and electronics in agriculture 2016 v.127 pp. 716-725
- Oryza sativa, color, image analysis, microscopy, rice, staple foods
- Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is a major staple food worldwide, and is traded extensively. The objective of this study is to distinguish the rice grains of 30 varieties nondestructively using image processing and sparse-representation-based classification (SRC). SRC uses over-complete bases to capture the representative traits of rice grains. In the experiments, rice grain images were acquired by microscopy. The morphological, color, and textural traits of the grain body, sterile lemmas, and brush were quantified. An SRC classifier was subsequently developed to identify the varieties of the grains using the traits as the inputs. The proposed approach could discriminate rice grain varieties with an accuracy of 89.1%.