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Digital Object Identifier (DOI) : 10.14569/IJACSA.2018.090131
Article Published in International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), Volume 9 Issue 1, 2018.
Abstract: Image classification, a complex perceptual task with many real life important applications, faces a major challenge in presence of noise. Noise degrades the performance of the classifiers and makes them less suitable in real life scenarios. To solve this issue, several researches have been conducted utilizing denoising autoencoder (DAE) to restore original images from noisy images and then Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) is used for classification. The existing models perform well only when the noise level present in the training set and test set are same or differs only a little. To fit a model in real life applications, it should be independent to level of noise. The aim of this study is to develop a robust image classification system which performs well at regular to massive noise levels. The proposed method first trains a DAE with low-level noise-injected images and a CNN with noiseless native images independently. Then it arranges these two trained models in three different combinational structures: CNN, DAE-CNN, and DAE-DAE-CNN to classify images corrupted with zero, regular and massive noises, accordingly. Final system outcome is chosen by applying the winner-takes-all combination on individual outcomes of the three structures. Although proposed system consists of three DAEs and three CNNs in different structure layers, the DAEs and CNNs are the copy of same DAE and CNN trained initially which makes it computationally efficient as well. In DAE-DAE-CNN, two identical DAEs are arranged in a cascaded structure to make the structure well suited for classifying massive noisy data while the DAE is trained with low noisy image data. The proposed method is tested with MNIST handwritten numeral dataset with different noise levels. Experimental results revealed the effectiveness of the proposed method showing better results than individual structures as well as the other related methods.
Sudipta Singha Roy, Sk. Imran Hossain, M. A. H. Akhand and Kazuyuki Murase, “A Robust System for Noisy Image Classification Combining Denoising Autoencoder and Convolutional Neural Network” International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), 9(1), 2018. http://dx.doi.org/10.14569/IJACSA.2018.090131