Hair Pattern Recognition
The identification of animal species through the classification of hair patterns using image pattern recognition: A case study of identifying cheetah prey
This page is dedicated to work on my honours project. All project deliverables will be linked off this page as soon as they are completed.
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Principal Investigator: Thamsanqa Moyo
Supervisors: Dr Greg Foster and Professor Shaun Bangay
Start Date: March 14, 2005
Finish Date: November 7, 2005
The project's main objective is to investigate image pattern recognition techniques that can be used to identify animal species through the classication of their hair patterns. This investigation should result in a system that provides sufficiently accurate information which can be used by a researcher to corroborate findings from a manual hair identication process. The system will be pilot-tested in a real-life pattern recognition application of identifying the hair of prey found in predator scat.
My thesis has been handed in. Please see the left menu panel for the pdf document.