Our work addressed the following questions: (1) Do feature parameter significantly impact the extracted feature values?; (2) What are the most important algorithmic factors of image feature extraction affecting the derived feature values?
A total of 9 independent parameters have been identified. They can be categorized in:
A total of 75 features have been computed over 1152 images of the Big Data experiment, producing over a billion feature values. The output is stored in a 12GB sqlite database, composed of 18.6 million rows.
Here below is a visualisation of the impact of 2 of the 9 parameters: the tiling shape and size. The shape of the tile can be Hexagonal or Square, and the size of the tiles can Small, Medium or Large. Shown in Figure 1, is an illustrated subset with a total of 2 shapes x 3 sizes = 6 combinations:
The details of the 9(+2) independent and dependent parameters explored in the sensitivity analysis are listed here below: