Rice grain classification using multi-class support vector machine (SVM)

Shafaf Ibrahim, Nurul Amirah Zulkifli, Nurbaity Sabri, Anis Amilah Shari, Mohd Rahmat Mohd Noordin


Presently, the demands for rice are increasing. This will affects the need for producing and sorting rice grain in faster and exceed the normal requirement. However, the manual rice classification using naked eyes are not very accurate and only professionals are able to do it. Machine learning is found to be a suitable technique for rice classification in producing an accurate result and faster solution. Thus, a study on the classification of rice grain using an image processing technique is presented. The rice grain image went through the pre-processing process which includes the grayscale and binary conversion, and segmentation before the feature extraction process. Four attributes of shape descriptor which are area, perimeter, major axis length, and minor axis length and three attributes of color descriptor which are hue, saturation and value were extracted from each rice grain image. In another note, a Multi-class Support Vector Machine (SVM) is used to classify the three types of rice grain which are basmathi, ponni and brown rice. The performance of the proposed study is evaluated to 90 testing images which returned 92.22% of classification accuracy. The study is expected to assist the Agrotechnology industry in automatic classification of rice grain in the future.


Classification; Feature extraction; Multi-class SVM; Rice grain

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijai.v8.i3.pp215-220


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IAES International Journal of Artificial Intelligence (IJ-AI)
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