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Detecting plants on railway embankment.

Nyberg, Roger; Gupta, Naren K; Yella, Siril; Dougherty, Mark


Roger Nyberg

Naren K Gupta

Siril Yella

Mark Dougherty


This paper investigates problems concerning vegetation along railways and proposes automatic means of detecting
ground vegetation. Digital images of railway embankments have been acquired and used for the purpose. The current
work mainly proposes two algorithms to be able to achieve automation. Initially a vegetation detection algorithm has
been investigated for the purpose of detecting vegetation. Further a rail detection algorithm that is capable of identifying
the rails and eventually the valid sampling area has been investigated. Results achieved in the current work report satisfactory
(qualitative) detection rates


Nyberg, R., Gupta, N. K., Yella, S., & Dougherty, M. (2013). Detecting plants on railway embankment. Journal of Software Engineering and Applications, 6, 8-12.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2013
Deposit Date Jul 28, 2014
Publicly Available Date Jul 28, 2014
Print ISSN 1945-3116
Electronic ISSN 1945-3124
Publisher Scientific Research Publishing
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 6
Pages 8-12
Keywords Railway Engineering; Railway Embankments; Condition Monitoring; Image Processing; Color Segmentation; Railway Maintenance; Vegetation Detection
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