Lignification of wood fibers has important consequences to the paper production, but its exact effects are not well understood. To correlate exact levels of lignin in wood fibers to their mechanical properties, lignin autofluorescence is imaged in wood fiber cross-sections. Highly lignified areas can be detected and related to the area of the whole cell wall. Presently these measurements are performed manually, which is tedious and expensive. In this paper a method is proposed to estimate the degree of lignification automatically. A multi-stage snake-based segmentation is applied on each cell separately. To make a preliminary evaluation we used an image which contained 17 complete cell cross-sections. This image was segmented both automatically and manually by an expert. There was a highly significant correlation between the two methods, although a systematic difference indicates a disagreement in the definition of the edges between the expert and the algorithm.
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- Segmentation of Highly Lignified Zones in Wood Fiber Cross-Sections
Cris L. Luengo Hendriks
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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