Development of a New Fractal Algorithm to Predict Quality Traits of MRI Loins

Publication: Research - peer-reviewArticle in proceedings – Annual report year: 2017

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Traditionally, the quality traits of meat products have been estimated by means of physico-chemical methods. Computer vision algorithms on MRI have also been presented as an alternative to these destructive methods since MRI is non-destructive, non-ionizing and innocuous. The use of fractals to analyze MRI could be another possibility for this purpose. In this paper, a new fractal algorithm is developed, to obtain features from MRI based on fractal characteristics. This algorithm is called OPFTA (One Point Fractal Texture Algorithm). Three fractal algorithms were tested in this study: CFA (Classical fractal algorithm), FTA (Fractal texture algorithm) and OPFTA. The results obtained by means of these three fractal algorithms were correlated to the results obtained by means of physico-chemical methods. OPFTA and FTA achieved correlation coefficients higher than 0.75 and CFA reached low relationship for the quality parameters of loins. The best results were achieved for OPFTA as fractal algorithm (0.837 for lipid content, 0.909 for salt content and 0.911 for moisture). These high correlation coefficients confirm the new algorithm as an alternative to the classical computational approaches (texture algorithms) in order to compute the quality parameters of meat products in a non-destructive and efficient way.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer Analysis of Images and Patterns
Number of pages11
Volume10424
PublisherSpringer
Publication date2017
Pages208-218
ISBN (print)9783319646893
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StatePublished - 2017
Event17th international Conference on Computer Analysis of Images and Patterns - Ystad, Sweden

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Conference17th international Conference on Computer Analysis of Images and Patterns
CountrySweden
CityYstad
Period22/08/201724/08/2017
SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume10424
ISSN0302-9743
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    Keywords

  • Computer Science, Image Processing and Computer Vision, Artificial Intelligence (incl. Robotics), Information Systems and Communication Service, Special Purpose and Application-Based Systems, Probability and Statistics in Computer Science, MRI, Fractal, Algorithms, Quality traits, Iberian loin
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