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Welcome to likelihood-based image id code project!

Computer-assisted method for assigning animal ids to a database of images using phenotypic measurements extracted from each image. Method is based on likelihood theory, and can handle multiple sources of error inherit in image identification.

MatchImage package

Likelihood-based photograph identification: application with photographs of free-ranging bison
Wildlife Society Bulletin (2013), doi: 10.1002/wsb.382
Jerod A. Merkle1,2, Daniel Fortin1
1Departement de Biologie, Universite Laval, Quebec, Canada
2Email: jerod.merkle.1@ulaval.ca, Web: http://www.cef-cfr.ca/

Assigns animal ids to a database of photographs using phenotypic measurements of each photograph.

MatchImage now works correctly with R 3.0.2 and current versions of package jpeg.

Link to WSB article
Manual (PDF)
R-Forge project page


STEP 1: Install package dependencies

At the R prompt:

STEP 2: Install MatchImage

...If you are using the most recent version of R...

At the R prompt:
install.packages("MatchImage", repos="http://R-Forge.R-project.org")

R will download and install MatchImage from the R-forge repository.

STEP 3: Get started

At the R prompt:

Review the manual