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Plant Classification from Bat-Like Echolocation Signals

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Summary of the materials and methods.

(A) The basic setup of the experiments, in which a sonar head on a tripod was used to ensonify plants. The emitted signal's spectrogram is presented with the time signal under it and the frequency dependent intensity curve on the right. (B) An example of a time domain back scatter recorded from a single apple tree. The amplitude is in arbitrary units. (C) The spectrogram of the time domain signal of B, created after cutting the echo out of the time signal. The spectrogram's frequency range was cut between 120–25 kHz, and it was threshold leaving only the regions that are high above noise. (D) An illustration of the classification by SVMs. Following PCA, each spectrogram is represented by a 250-dimentional data point (shown in the figure as a 2-dimentinal point) belonging to one of two classes (circles or rectangles). The SVM then learns the best hyperplane for the training data. The data points that are closest to the hyperplane (denoted as full shapes) are called the support vectors and define the orientation of the hyperplane.

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