A Parametric Active Polygon for Leaf Segmentation and Shape Estimation

  • Guillaume Cerutti
  • Laure Tougne
  • Antoine Vacavant
  • Didier Coquin
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6938)


In this paper we present a system for tree leaf segmentation in natural images that combines a first, unrefined segmentation step, with an estimation of descriptors depicting the general shape of a simple leaf. It is based on a light polygonal model, built to represent most of the leaf shapes, that will be deformed to fit the leaf in the image. Avoiding some classic obstacles of active contour models, this approach gives promising results, even on complex natural photographs, and constitutes a solid basis for a leaf recognition process.


Active Contour Leaf Shape Color Model Active Contour Model Leaf Image 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guillaume Cerutti
    • 1
    • 2
  • Laure Tougne
    • 1
    • 2
  • Antoine Vacavant
    • 3
  • Didier Coquin
    • 4
  1. 1.Université de Lyon, CNRSFrance
  2. 2.Université Lyon 2, LIRIS, UMR5205France
  3. 3.Université d’Auvergne, ISITClermont-FerrandFrance
  4. 4.LISTIC, Domaine UniversitaireAnnecy le VieuxFrance

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