Hybrid deep-spatio textural feature model for medicinal plant disease classification

Margesh Keskar, Dhananjay D. Maktedar


The high-pace rise in the demands of medicinal plants towards pharmaceutical significances as well as the different ayurvedic or herbal remedials have forced agro-industries However, rising plant disease cases have limited the cumulative growth and hence both volumetric production as well as quality of medicine. In this paper a first of its kind evolutionary computing driven ROI-specific hybrid deep-spatio temporal textural feature learning model is developed for medicinal plant disease detection (HDST-MPD). To alleviate any possible class-imbalance problem, HDST-MPD model at first applied firefly heuristic driven fuzzy C-means clustering to retrieve ROI-specific RGB regions. Subsequently, to exploit maximum possible deep spatiotemporal textural features, it applied gray-level co-occurrence matrix (GLCM) and AlexNet transferable network. Here, the use of multiple GLCM features helped in exploiting textural feature distribution, while AlexNet deep model yielded high-dimensional features. These deep-spatio temporal textural feature (deep-STTF) features were fused together to yield a composite vector, which was trained over random forest ensemble to perform two-class classification to classify each sample medicinal image as normal or diseased. Depth performance assessment confirmed that the proposed model yields accuracy of 98.97%, precision 99.42%, recall 98.89%, F-measure 99.15%, and equal error rate of 1.03%, signifying its robustness towards real-time medicinal plant disease detection and classification.


AlexNet; Gray-level co-occurrence matrix; Heuristic driven segmentation; Hybrid deep-STTF feature learning; Medicinal plant disease detection

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijeecs.v30.i1.pp356-365


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