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Epiphyte Segmentation using DRU-Net

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Data Engineering and Intelligent Computing

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Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) usually capture large amounts of images. The images need not be of good quality and need not contain the data that are required. Processing and selecting valuable data from these images take time. To overcome this difficulty, deep convolutional neural network algorithms can be assigned for processing huge image data. Deep convolutional neural networks (DCNNs) seem to provide substantial improvements in training efficiency and performance, primarily for object recognition tasks. The DRU-Net architecture used in this paper takes advantage of DenseNet and ResNet architecture to detect the target epiphyte in the images. The target epiphyte in this work is Werauhia Kupperiana which comes under the bromeliad family. The architecture was evaluated on a private dataset. The evaluation metrics used were IoU and the dice score. The results obtained through this study illustrate the capability of DRU-Net to detect the target epiphyte and cut down the botanist’s time in the segmentation of the target epiphyte and the background in the images.

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Menon, A.K., Sajith Variyar, V.V., Sivanpillai, R., Sowmya, V., Brown, G.K., Soman, K.P. (2022). Epiphyte Segmentation using DRU-Net. In: Bhateja, V., Khin Wee, L., Lin, J.CW., Satapathy, S.C., Rajesh, T.M. (eds) Data Engineering and Intelligent Computing. Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems, vol 446. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-1559-8_11

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