[Taxacom] Automated species Identification by Image Analysis

Richard Pyle deepreef at bishopmuseum.org
Sun Sep 6 20:55:32 CDT 2009

I have been asked by a non-biologist colleague for information on the use of
automated algorithms for species identification from digital images.  I
recall several such projects (one of them was called "DAISY"), and I believe
there was some success with vein patterns in bee wings, and perhaps other
examples as well.  Does anyone have any insights on this, and whether it's
seen a a feasible technology worthy of further investment of time and
effort? How much effort/investment has already gone into it?

Thanks in advance...


Richard L. Pyle, PhD
Database Coordinator for Natural Sciences
  and Associate Zoologist in Ichthyology
Department of Natural Sciences, Bishop Museum
1525 Bernice St., Honolulu, HI 96817
Ph: (808)848-4115, Fax: (808)847-8252
email: deepreef at bishopmuseum.org

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