[Taxacom] Automated species Identification by Image Analysis

Lisa Lumley llumley at ualberta.ca
Mon Sep 7 14:22:54 CDT 2009

I've just been doing some reading on this subject. Along with DAISY is  
ABIS for automated neural networks. Another project is SPIDA  
(specifically designed for spiders). Also check out WEKA (Waikato  
Environment for Knowledge Analysis), a machine-learning toolkit which  
seems to be quite successful as per the below reference:

Mayo & Watson (2007) Automatic species identification of live moths,  
Knowledge-Based Systems, 20, 195-202.


Lisa Lumley
PhD Candidate
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Alberta

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Email: llumley at ualberta.ca

Quoting Stinger <Stinger at stingersplace.com>:

> Automated ID from images is a fairly common grad student or postdoc project
> in CS programs. Tom Dietterich's lab has had few neat projects on leaves
> etc. but I think that their  coolest one is the Stone Fly identifier
> (http://web.engr.oregonstate.edu/~tgd/bugid/).  Probably the most mature
> group for Automated ID is Diatoms, especially the European ADIAC project.
> DAISY has been around for a long time and I've seen maybe 6 or 7 different
> groups used, a couple of insect wing ones and ferns are the ones that come
> to mind.  There is ABIS for bees as well - which is not DAISY powered.
> Steve Feiner's lab at Columbia has done some projects on herbarium
> specimens as well.
> On Sep 7, 2009, at 3:55 AM, Richard Pyle wrote:
>> 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...
>> Aloha,
>> Rich
>> 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
>> http://hbs.bishopmuseum.org/staff/pylerichard.html
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