Morph-CNN: A Morphological Convolutional Neural Network for Image Classification

  • Dorra MellouliEmail author
  • Tarek M. Hamdani
  • Mounir Ben Ayed
  • Adel M. Alimi
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10635)


Deep neural networks, an emergent type of feed forward networks, have gained a lot of interest especially for computer vision problems such as analyzing and understanding digital images. In this paper, a new deep learning architecture is proposed for image analysis and recognition. Two key ingredients are involved in our architecture. First, we used the convolutional neural network, as it is well adapted for image processing since it is the most used form of stored documents. Second, a morphological feature extraction is integrated mainly thanks to its positive impact on enhancing image quality. We have validated our Morph-CNN on multi digits recognition. A study of the impact of morphological operators on the performance measure was conducted.


Deep learning Convolutional neural network Morphological operators Morphological convolutional neural network Image classification 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dorra Mellouli
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tarek M. Hamdani
    • 1
  • Mounir Ben Ayed
    • 1
  • Adel M. Alimi
    • 1
  1. 1.REGIM-Lab: REsearch Groups in Intelligent MachinesUniversity of Sfax, National Engineering School of Sfax (ENIS)SfaxTunisia

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