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A Multiagent System for Edge Detection and Continuity Perception on Fish Otolith Images

Abstract

We present an algorithm for fish otolith growth ring detection using a multiagent system. Up to now, the identification of growth rings, for age estimation, is routinely achieved by human readers, but this task is tedious and depends on the reader subjectivity. One of the major problems encountered during an automatic contour detection is the lack of ring continuity perception. We present an approach to improve this continuity perception based on a 2D reconstruction of rings using a multiagent system. The originality of the approach is to use local edge detection achieved by agents and combine it with continuity perception that active contours allow.

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Correspondence to Anne Guillaud.

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Keywords

  • edge detection
  • multiagent system
  • otolith