An improved version of Leasys: an intelligent plant identification system

Abdullahi Alamanamu Abdulrahaman, Bolaji La'aro Asaju, Moses Arigbede, Felix Ayotunde Oladele

Abstract


In an attempt to make identification of plants easy and less cumbersome, computer-based software called Leasys was developed. It is a computerized version of a field key prepared for on-the-spot identification of savanna tree species in Nigeria. Leasys 1.1 is an improved version of the earlier version developed by the same authors. The current version is more expansive than the first version and thus has more features which make identification process faster and easier. Incorporated in Leasys 1.1 are some other features that make it more robust, flexible and versatile. These features include Leasys Property Registration which makes identification of a plant along two selection paths possible, Leasys Plant Management which inserts, updates and deletes plant data from the database, Leasys Deduction System whicht enables the user identify a plant by inputting a leaf feature and Leasys Quick Search which brings about fast identification of plant without going through the step by step process of identification. It is also possible to print one or all results generated. Leasys has a database on two hundred (200) different savanna trees. The system has the potential and capacity to accommodate very large number of species and very large number of taxonomic characters. With the implementation of a specialized algorithm based on the SQL OLEDB engine, AND operator professional reporting system, impressive nature GUI’s network compatibility and an enhanced interaction level, Leasys has the great potengtial for progressive upgrading.

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DOI: 10.17700/jai.2012.3.1.64

Journal of Agricultural Informatics