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ISRN Artificial Intelligence
Volume 2012, Article ID 643473, 16 pages
Research Article

A Set of Geometric Features for Neural Network-Based Textile Defect Classification

1Department of CSE, Prime University, 2A/1 North East of Darussalam Road, Section 1, Mirpur, Dhaka 1216, Bangladesh
2School of Engineering and Computer Science, Independent University, Bangladesh, Plot 16, Block B, Aftabuddin Ahmed Road, Bashundhara R/A, Dhaka 1229, Bangladesh

Received 28 September 2011; Accepted 19 October 2011

Academic Editors: C. Kotropoulos and Y. Liu

Copyright © 2012 Md. Tarek Habib and M. Rokonuzzaman. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A significant attention of researchers has been drawn by automated textile inspection systems in order to replace manual inspection, which is time consuming and not accurate enough. Automated textile inspection systems mainly involve two challenging problems, one of which is defect classification. The amount of research done to solve the defect classification problem is inadequate. Scene analysis and feature selection play a very important role in the classification process. Inadequate scene analysis results in an inappropriate set of features. Selection of an inappropriate feature set increases the complexities of the subsequent steps and makes the classification task harder. By taking into account this observation, we present a possibly appropriate set of geometric features in order to address the problem of neural network-based textile defect classification. We justify the features from the point of view of discriminatory quality and feature extraction difficulty. We conduct some experiments in order to show the utility of the features. Our proposed feature set has obtained classification accuracy of more than 98%, which appears to be better than reported results to date.