Determining the Contour of Cylindrical Biological Objects Using the Directional Field

  • Robert Koprowski
  • Zygmunt Wrobel
Part of the Advances in Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 45)


In the paper we present the employment of the direction field for contour detection and the segmentation of cylindrical objects, especially an eye iris. We propose a method of calculating the direction field for this kind of objects and present the obtained results. An analysis of the possibility of extending this approach on objects of different kinds is also included.


Active Contour Model Contour Detection Face Tracking Cylindrical Object Binarization Threshold 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Koprowski
    • 1
  • Zygmunt Wrobel
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Computer ScienceUniversity of SilesiaSosnowiecPoland

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