Scenery image recognition and interpretation using fuzzy inference neural networks

Hitoshi Iyatomi, Masafumi Hagiwara

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In this paper, we propose a new image recognition and interpretation system. The proposed system is composed of three processes: (1) regional segmentation process; (2) image recognition process; and (3) image interpretation process. As a pre-processing in the regional segmentation process, an input image is divided into some proper regions using techniques based on K-means algorithm. In both the image recognition and the interpretation processes, fuzzy inference neural networks (FINNs) working in parallel are employed to achieve a high level of recognition and interpretation. Scenery images are used and it is confirmed that the system has an average of 71.9% accuracy rate in the recognition process and good results in the interpretation process without heuristic knowledge. In addition, it is also confirmed that the proposed system has an ability to extract proper rules for the image recognition and interpretation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1793-1806
Number of pages14
JournalPattern Recognition
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Aug


  • Fuzzy inference
  • Image recognition
  • Image understanding
  • Neural network
  • Scenery image

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Artificial Intelligence


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