Classifying Various Bacteria Genera by Transfer Learning Model
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Bacteria Classification using computer-aided methods makes the identification and recognition processes more automatic and thus greatly reduces the time needed for classification. In this paper, we explored an approach to automating the process of classifying bacteria with the use of deep Convolutional Neural Network (CNN). CNNs is one of deep machine learning methods that mimics the connectivity pattern between visual cortex neurons. It can extract hierarchical image feature representations based on multi-layer processing. The ‘transfer learning’ approach was used to retrain a famous convolutional neural network model with a dataset of 152 images of 7 different bacteria species. The retrained model has been able to recognize and classify all 7 different species of bacteria with very high accuracy.