A "Tuned" Mask Learnt Approach Based on Gravitational Search Algorithm.

Computational intelligence and neuroscience

PubMedID: 28090204

Wan Y, Wang M, Ye Z, Lai X. A "Tuned" Mask Learnt Approach Based on Gravitational Search Algorithm. Comput Intell Neurosci. 2017;20168179670.
Texture image classification is an important topic in many applications in machine vision and image analysis. Texture feature extracted from the original texture image by using "Tuned" mask is one of the simplest and most effective methods. However, hill climbing based training methods could not acquire the satisfying mask at a time; on the other hand, some commonly used evolutionary algorithms like genetic algorithm (GA) and particle swarm optimization (PSO) easily fall into the local optimum. A novel approach for texture image classification exemplified with recognition of residential area is detailed in the paper. In the proposed approach, "Tuned" mask is viewed as a constrained optimization problem and the optimal "Tuned" mask is acquired by maximizing the texture energy via a newly proposed gravitational search algorithm (GSA). The optimal "Tuned" mask is achieved through the convergence of GSA. The proposed approach has been, respectively, tested on some public texture and remote sensing images. THE RESULTS
are then compared with that of GA, PSO, honey-bee mating optimization (HBMO), and artificial immune algorithm (AIA).Moreover, feature extracted by Gabor wavelet is also utilized to make a further comparison. Experimental results show that the proposed method is robust and adaptive and exhibits better performance than other methods involved in the paper in terms of fitness value and classification accuracy.