This monograph provides detailed background on the image processing problems encountered in the food industry when automatic control and inspection systems are being designed and installed. It starts with a careful study of image processing and machine vision methodology, and then goes on to analyse how this can be applied in the main areas of food processing and production. A case study approach is used to give relevance to the work, making the book user-friendly.This book will help the food industry to observe 'due diligence', and researchers to be more aware of the problems of analysing images of food products.
Image processing methodology: images and image processing; shape analysis; feature detection and object location; texture; three-dimensional processing; pattern recognition. Application to food production: inspection and inspection procedures; inspection of baked products; cereal grain inspection; X-ray inspection; image processing in agriculture; vision for fish and meat processing; system design considerations; food processing for the millennium.