Ridge Linking Using an Adaptive Oriented Mask Applied to Plant Root Images with Thin Structures

  • Talita Perciano
  • Roberto HirataJr.
  • Lúcio André de Castro Jorge
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6419)

Abstract

A ridge linking algorithm and its application to plant root images is presented. The idea is an improvement of an edge linking algorithm where we explore local directional information. The experimental results show that we obtain good connections between ridge segments which tends to maintain the connectivity of structures like plant roots.

Keywords

Ridge linking edge linking ridge detection image segmentation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Talita Perciano
    • 1
  • Roberto HirataJr.
    • 1
  • Lúcio André de Castro Jorge
    • 2
  1. 1.Instituto de Matemática e EstatísticaUniversidade de São PauloBrazil
  2. 2.CNPDIAEmbrapa Instrumentação AgropecuáriaSão CarlosBrazil

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