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Cattle behaviour classification using 3-axis collar sensor and multi-classifier pattern recognition


Dutta, R and Smith, D and Rawnsley, R and Bishop-Hurley, G and Hills, J, Cattle behaviour classification using 3-axis collar sensor and multi-classifier pattern recognition, Proceedings of IEEE Sensors, 2-5 November 2014, Valencia, Spain, pp. 1272-1275. ISSN 1930-0395 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1109/ICSENS.2014.6985242


In this paper supervised machine learning techniques based multi-classifier pattern recognition system was developed and applied to classify cattle behavioural patterns recorded using collar systems fitted to individual dairy cows to infer their feeding behaviors. Cattle tag sensory system, consist of a piezoelectric micro-electromechanical chip containing a 3-axis accelerometer and a 3-axis magneto-resistive sensor (HMC6343-Honeywell, Plymouth, MN), data were collected at the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA) Dairy Research Facility in Tasmania. A multi-classifier pattern recognition system was applied to classify five common cattle behaviour classes, namely, Grazing, Ruminating, Resting, Walking, and Scratching. Part of the recorded cattle tag data were labeled with the known behavioural patterns observed by the field experimental scientists. Pattern recognition system had a sensory data preprocessor to extract window based statistical features from the time series data, and a supervised multi-classifier system to learn the extracted features and generate a model to classify unknown data into one of the five behaviour classes.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:artificial intelligence, character recognition, classification (of information), learning systems, pattern recognition, supervised learning
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Animal production
Research Field:Animal management
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Livestock raising
Objective Field:Beef cattle
UTAS Author:Rawnsley, R (Dr Richard Rawnsley)
UTAS Author:Hills, J (Dr James Hills)
ID Code:118025
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Deposited On:2017-06-30
Last Modified:2017-07-18

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