Automatic Dark Fibres Detection in Wool Tops

  • Juan Bazerque
  • Julio Ciambelli
  • Santiago Lafon
  • Gregory Randall
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2905)


Is proposed a method for the automatic detection of dark fibres in wool tops based on image processing. A software which implements this method was developed, composed by five modules: KL projection, light correction, Gabor filtering, segmentation and morphology. The digital image are taken by a camera placed in a balanced illumination system. The method was calibrated and tested on 170 images marked by experts from Secretariado Uruguayo de la Lana.


Dark Fibres Detection Wool Industry Balanced Illumination Light Correction Gabor Filtering 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Juan Bazerque
    • 1
  • Julio Ciambelli
    • 1
  • Santiago Lafon
    • 1
  • Gregory Randall
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto de Ingeniería Eléctrica, Facultad de IngenieríaUniversidad de la República 

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