International Journal on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology, Vol. 7 (2017) No. 6, pages: 2220-2225, DOI:10.18517/ijaseit.7.6.2990

Rice Seed Varieties Identification based on Extracted Colour Features using Image Processing and Artificial Neural Network (ANN)

Aimi Athirah Aznan, Rashidah Ruslan, Ibni Hajar Rukunudin, Fathin Ayuni Azizan, Ahmad Yusuf Hashim


Determination of rice seed varieties is very important to ensure varietal purity in the production of high-quality seed. To date, manual seed inspection is carried out to separate foreign rice seed varieties in rice seed sample in the laboratory as there is lack of an automatic seed classification system.  This paper describes a simple approach of using image processing technique and artificial neural network (ANN) to determine rice seed varieties based on extracted colour features of individual seed images. The experiment was conducted using 200 individual seed images of two Malaysian rice seed varieties namely MR 219 and MR 269. The acquired seed images were processed using a set of image processing procedure to enhance the image quality. Colour feature extraction was carried out to extract the red (R), green (G), blue (B), hue (H), saturation (S), value (V) and intensity (I) levels of the individual seed images. The classification using ANN was carried out by dividing the data sets into training (70% of data), validation (15%) and testing (15%) dataset respectively. The best ANN model to determine the rice seed varieties was developed, and the accuracy levels of the classification results were 67.5% and 76.7% for testing and training data sets using 40 hidden neurons.


seed classification; machine vision; colour features; artificial neural network; rice varieties

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