Contour Estimation in Synthetic and Real Weld Defect Images based on Maximum Likelihood
This paper describes a novel method for automatic
estimation of the contours of weld defect in radiography images.
Generally, the contour detection is the first operation which we apply
in the visual recognition system. Our approach can be described as a
region based maximum likelihood formulation of parametric
deformable contours. This formulation provides robustness against
the poor image quality, and allows simultaneous estimation of the
contour parameters together with other parameters of the model.
Implementation is performed by a deterministic iterative algorithm
with minimal user intervention. Results testify for the very good
performance of the approach especially in synthetic weld defect
Contour, gaussian, likelihood, rayleigh.
Non-Parametric Histogram-Based Thresholding Methods for Weld Defect Detection in Radiography
In non destructive testing by radiography, a perfect
knowledge of the weld defect shape is an essential step to
appreciate the quality of the weld and make decision on its
acceptability or rejection. Because of the complex nature of the
considered images, and in order that the detected defect region
represents the most accurately possible the real defect, the choice
of thresholding methods must be done judiciously. In this paper,
performance criteria are used to conduct a comparative study of
four non parametric histogram thresholding methods for automatic
extraction of weld defect in radiographic images.
Radiographic images, non parametric methods,
histogram thresholding, performance criteria.