Journal of Computer Science


S. Mohan, K. Venkatachalapathy and P. Sudhakar

DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2014.1231.1237

Journal of Computer Science

Volume 10, Issue 7

Pages 1231-1237


The recognition of wood species is needed is many areas like construction industry, furniture manufacturing, etc.,. The wood is traditionally classified by human experts. But human identification of wood type is not accurate and the manual identification is a time consuming process. So in this study, an intelligent recognition for identification of wood species was developed. This study uses image enhancement as a preprocessing techniques and uses a new method which divides the image into several blocks known as image blocking. Each block is extracted using grey image and edge detection techniques. The Grey-Level Co-occurrence Matrix (GLCM) is used as a texture classification technique. The GLCMs are generated to obtain three features: Entropy, standard deviation and correlation. The classification technique used to classify the wood species is correlation. Our experimental results showed that the proposed method can increase the recognition rate up to 95%, which is faster and better than existing system which gives 85% recognition rate.


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