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Finely-grained annotated datasets for image-based plant phenotyping

Minervini, Massimo and Fischbach, Andreas and Scharr, Hanno and Tsaftaris, Sotirios A. Finely-grained annotated datasets for image-based plant phenotyping. Pattern Recognition Letters, 81. pp. 80-89. ISSN 0167-8655 (2016)

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Image-based approaches to plant phenotyping are gaining momentum providing fertile ground for several interesting vision tasks where fine-grained categorization is necessary, such as leaf segmentation among a variety of cultivars, and cultivar (or mutant) identification. However, benchmark data focusing on typical imaging situations and vision tasks are still lacking, making it difficult to compare existing methodologies. This paper describes a collection of benchmark datasets of raw and annotated top-view color images of rosette plants. We briefly describe plant material, imaging setup and procedures for different experiments: one with various cultivars of Arabidopsis and one with tobacco undergoing different treatments. We proceed to define a set of computer vision and classification tasks and provide accompanying datasets and annotations based on our raw data. We describe the annotation process performed by experts and discuss appropriate evaluation criteria. We also offer exemplary use cases and results on some tasks obtained with parts of these data. We hope with the release of this rigorous dataset collection to invigorate the development of algorithms in the context of plant phenotyping but also provide new interesting datasets for the general computer vision community to experiment on. Data are publicly available at http://www.plant-phenotyping.org/datasets.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.patrec.2015.10.013
Uncontrolled Keywords: Image processing; Machine vision and scene understanding; Plant biology; Annotated datasets
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Research Area: Computer Science and Applications
Depositing User: Ms T. Iannizzi
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2016 08:51
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2016 10:26
URI: http://eprints.imtlucca.it/id/eprint/3541

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