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A practical use of ROC analysis to assess the performances of defects detection algorithms
Author(s): Yann Le Meur; Jean-Michel Vignolle; Jocelyn Chanussot
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Paper Abstract

Defects detection on images is a current task in quality control and is often integrated in partially or fully automated systems. Assessing the performances of defects detection algorithms is thus of great interest. However, being application and context dependent, it remains a difficult task. This paper describes a methodology to measure the performances of such algorithms on large size images in a semi-automated defect inspection situation. Considering standard problems occuring on real cases, a comparison of typical performance evaluation methods is made. This analysis leads to the construction of a simple and practical ROC-based method. This algorithm extends the pixel-level ROC analysis to an object-based approach by dilating the ground-truth and the set of detected pixels before calculating true positive and false positive rates. These dilations are computed thanks to the a priori knowledge of a human defined ground-truth and gives to true positive and false positive rates more consistent values in the semi-automated inspection context. Moreover, dilation process is designed to be automatically suited to the objects shape in order to be applied on all types of defects.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 May 2007
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6356, Eighth International Conference on Quality Control by Artificial Vision, 635616 (29 May 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.737149
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Yann Le Meur, INP Grenoble (France)
Trixell (France)
Jean-Michel Vignolle, Trixell (France)
Jocelyn Chanussot, INP Grenoble (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6356:
Eighth International Conference on Quality Control by Artificial Vision

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