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RI-MINACE filters to augment segmentation of touching objects
Author(s): David P. Casasent; Westley Cox
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Paper Abstract

Circular harmonic function (CHF) filters are used to determine the number of objects in a cluster in which multiple objects are touching and to provide estimates of the center of each object. The objects are agricultural products, pistachio nuts, and the sensor is X-ray. The nuts can have any orientation (hence rotation-invariance is necessary) . Each nut is basically elliptical, but shape, size and edge smoothness vary plus significant internal gray-scale variations are present; these variations are distortions. To detect such objects, we consider rotation-invariant RI-MINACE filters. To detect the separate correlation peaks, we use peaksorting with a window and minimum threshold. New filter design issues that arise in this application of rotation-invariant distortion-invariant touching object detection include: use of gray scale or binary images; the CHF order to use; selection of the reference object, the size of the filter, the MINACE control parameter c, and the size of the window and threshold in peaksorting. Keywords: circular harmonic filters, detection, distortion-invariance, rotation-invariance, rotationinvariant MINACE filters.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 March 1997
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3073, Optical Pattern Recognition VIII, (27 March 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.270382
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David P. Casasent, Carnegie Mellon Univ. (United States)
Westley Cox, Carnegie Mellon Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3073:
Optical Pattern Recognition VIII
David P. Casasent; Tien-Hsin Chao, Editor(s)

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