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Detection of defects in colour texture surfaces

J. Kittler, R. Marik, M. Mirmehdi, M. Petrou, J. Song, Detection of defects in colour texture surfaces. IAPR Proc. of Machine Vision Applications 94, pp. 558–567. December 1994. PDF, 490 Kbytes.


An important area of automatic industrial inspection that has been largely overlooked by the recent wave of research in machine vision applications is the detection of defects in textured surfaces. In this paper, we present different algorithms for the detection of surface abnormalities both in the chromatic and structural properties of random textures. We present very promising results on the detection of cracks, blobs, and chromatic defects in ceramic and granite tiles.

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