Monitoring of rock fragmentation is a commercially important problem for the mining industry. Existinganalysis methods either resort to physically sieving rock samples, or using image analysis software. Thecurrently available software systems for this problem typically work with 2D images and often require asigniÃ¯Â¬Â�cant amount of time by skilled human operators, particularly to accurately delineate rock fragments.Recent research into 3D image processing promises to overcome many of the issues with analysis of 2D imagesof rock fragments. However, for many mines it is not feasible to replace their existing image collection systemsand there is still a need to improve on methods used for analysing 2D images. This paper proposes a methodfor delineation of rock fragments using compressed Haar-like features extracted from small image patches,with classiÃ¯Â¬Â�cation by a support vector machine. The optimum size of image patches and the numbers ofcompressed features have been determined empirically. Delineation results for images of rocks were superiorto those obtained using the watershed algorithm with manually assigned markers. Using compressed featuresis demonstrated to improve the computational efÃ¯Â¬Â�ciently such that a machine learning solution is viable.
|Title of host publication||VISAPP 2014|
|Editors||Sebastiano Battiato, JosÃÂ© Braz|
|Place of Publication||Setúbal, Portugal|
|Publisher||SCITEPRESS - Science and Technology Publications|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Event||International Conference on Vision Theory and Applications - Lisbon, Portugal, Portugal|
Duration: 05 Jan 2014 → 08 Jan 2014
|Conference||International Conference on Vision Theory and Applications|
|Period||05/01/14 → 08/01/14|
Bull, G., Gao, J., & Antolovich, M. (2014). Delineation of Rock Fragments by Classification of Image Patches using Compressed Random Features. In S. Battiato, & JÂ. Braz (Eds.), VISAPP 2014 (Vol. 1, pp. 394-401). SCITEPRESS - Science and Technology Publications.