Automated identification software

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This page is about software applications which use machine-collected data and directly result in identification results.

Known applications:

  • An automated identification guide for trees and shrubs of the northeastern United States that compares photographs of leaves taken with a smartphone against a database has been created in an NSF (United States) project by Peter N. Belhumeur, W. John Kress, David W. Jacobs, and Sean White. The tool is not yet publicly available, although this is planned for the future. Source
  • A program to identify individuals of dolphins based on photographs of their dorsal fins (which have characteristic nicks and notches) was developed at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Fla. Source