Crack detection based on mel-frequency cepstral coefficients features using multiple classifiers

Muneera Altayeb, Areen Arabiat


Crack detection plays an essential role in evaluating the strength of structures. In recent years, the use of machine learning and deep learning techniques combined with computer vision has emerged to assess the strength of structures and detect cracks. This research aims to use machine learning (ML) to create a crack detection model based on a dataset consisting of 2432 images of different surfaces that were divided into two groups: 70% of the training dataset and 30% of the testing dataset. The Orange3 data mining tool was used to build a crack detection model, where the support vector machine (SVM), gradient boosting (GB), naive Bayes (NB), and artificial neural network (ANN) were trained and verified based on 3 sets of features, mel-frequency cepstral coefficients (MFCC), delta MFCC (DMFCC), and delta-delta MFCC (DDMFCC) were extracted using MATLAB. The experimental results showed the superiority of SVM with a classification accuracy of (100%), while for NB the accuracy reached (93.9%-99.9%), and (99.9%) for ANN, and finally in GB the accuracy reached (99.8%).


Orange3 data mining tool; MATLAB; Support vector machine; Gradient boosting; Naive Bayes; Artificial neural network; Mel frequency cepstral coefficients

Full Text:



Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
p-ISSN 2088-8708, e-ISSN 2722-2578

This journal is published by the Institute of Advanced Engineering and Science (IAES) in collaboration with Intelektual Pustaka Media Utama (IPMU).