Image analysis for museum insect drawers

Louise Evans
05/05/2017

Supervised by Paul L Rosin, Moderated by Xianfang Sun

Museums have collections containing millions of objects. One such set of objects are standardized drawers of insects which are kept as specimens. The goal of this project is to analyse high resolution images of some of these drawers (obtained from Cardiff Museum) and determine information such as the positions of trays, specimens, labels, etc. in the drawer. If time permits, then further challenges would include identifying objects, reading printed/hand-written labels, etc. Examples of related systems/competitions can be obtained from: http://zookeys.pensoft.net/articles.php?id=2916 http://zookeys.pensoft.net/articles.php?id=2913 https://beyondthebox.aibs.org/overview.html

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