MORPHIDAS

MORPHIDAS: Morphometric Herbarium Image Data Analysis

The MORPHIDAS project involves the automatic extraction of leaf information from digital images of whole herbarium specimens. Examples include measuring the length and width of leaves and characterising their veins and teeth. Such information can then be used to automate analysis of species, species identification and so on. Advances in the field of image interpretation and automatic plant characterization, classification and species identification are ongoing.

 

Recent work
Clark, J. Y., Corney, D. P. A. and Tang, H. T. (2012) “Automated Plant Identification Using Artificial Neural Networks”, to be presented at CIBCB2012, the IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, May 9-12 2012, San Diego, California, USA. Preprint

Corney, D. P. A., Clark, J. Y., Tang, H. T. and Wilkin, P. (2012) “Automatic Extraction of Leaf Characters from Herbarium Specimens”, Taxon, 61(1), pp. 231-244. Preprint  Note: the software and images described in this paper are available.

Cope, J. S., Corney, D. P. A., Clark, J. Y., Remagnino, P., Wilkin, P. (2012) “Plant species identification using digital morphometrics: A review”, Expert Systems with Applications, 39, pp. 7562-7573. Preprint

Cope, J. S., Remagnino, P., Barman, S., Wilkin, P. (2010) “The extraction of venation from leaf images by evolved vein classifiers and ant colony algorithms,” in Advanced Concepts for Intelligent Vision Systems, Sydney, Australia, Dec. 13-16, 2010. Pre-print

Cope, J. S., Remagnino, P., Barman, S., Wilkin, P. (2010) “Plant texture classification using Gabor co-occurrences,” in the International Symposium on Visual Computing, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, Nov. 29 – Dec. 1, 2010. Pre-print

Beghin, T., Cope, J. S., Remagnino, P., Barman, S. (2010) “Shape and texture based plant leaf classification,” inAdvanced Concepts for Intelligent Vision Systems, Sydney, Australia, Dec. 13-16, 2010. Pre-print

Full details of publications and presentations

Information about tooth finding and digitial leaf measurement software

 

Researchers and Partners
Jonathan Clark

Hongying Lilian Tang

David Corney

Paolo Remagnino

Sarah Barman

James Cope

Ken Bailey, Don Kirkup, Simon Mayo, Paul Wilkin Richard White

 

Sponsors
The work is funded by a 3-year grant (2009-12), kindly awarded by the Leverhulme Trust.