An integrated method of feature extraction and objective evaluation of fabric pilling

Deng, Z., Wang, L. and Wang, X. 2011, An integrated method of feature extraction and objective evaluation of fabric pilling, Textile institute journal, vol. 102, no. 1, pp. 1-13.

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Title An integrated method of feature extraction and objective evaluation of fabric pilling
Author(s) Deng, Z.
Wang, L.
Wang, X.ORCID iD for Wang, X.
Journal name Textile institute journal
Volume number 102
Issue number 1
Start page 1
End page 13
Total pages 13
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Oxon, United Kingdom
Publication date 2011-01
ISSN 0040-5000
Keyword(s) pilling assessment
complex wavelet transform
image processing
neural classification
fibre science
Summary A pilled fabric image consists of sub-images of different frequency components, and the fabric texture and the pilling information are in different frequency bands. Interference from fabric background texture affects the accuracy of computer-aided pilling ratings. A new approach for pilling evaluation based on the multi-scale two-dimensional dualtree complex wavelet transform (CWT) is presented in this paper to extract the pilling information from pilled fabric images. The CWT method can effectively decompose the pilled fabric image with six orientations at different scales and reconstruct fabric background texture and pilling sub-images. This study used an energy analysis method to search for an optimum image decomposition scale and dynamically discriminate pilling image from noise, fabric texture, fabric surface unevenness, and illuminative variation in the pilled fabric image. For pilling objective rating, six parameters were extracted from the pilling image to describe pill properties. A Levenberg-Marquardt backpropagation neural rule was used as a classifier to classify the pilling grade. The proposed method was evaluated using knitted, woven, and nonwoven pilled fabric images photographed with a digital camera.
Notes Article first available online 27th September 2010
Language eng
Field of Research 091209 Polymers and Plastics
Socio Economic Objective 860403 Natural Fibres, Yarns and Fabrics
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
HERDC collection year 2011
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