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Landmark detection in 2D bioimages for geometric morphometrics: a multi-resolution tree-based approach

Vandaele, R., Aceto, J., Muller, M., Péronnet, F., Debat, V., Wang, C.-W., Huang, C.-T., Jodogne, S., Martineve, P., Geurts, P. and Marée, R. (2018) Landmark detection in 2D bioimages for geometric morphometrics: a multi-resolution tree-based approach. Scientific Reports, 8 (1). 538. ISSN 2045-2322

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The detection of anatomical landmarks in bioimages is a necessary but tedious step for geometric morphometrics studies in many research domains. We propose variants of a multi-resolution tree-based approach to speed-up the detection of landmarks in bioimages. We extensively evaluate our method variants on three different datasets (cephalometric, zebrafish, and drosophila images). We identify the key method parameters (notably the multi-resolution) and report results with respect to human ground truths and existing methods. Our method achieves recognition performances competitive with current existing approaches while being generic and fast. The algorithms are integrated in the open-source Cytomine software and we provide parameter configuration guidelines so that they can be easily exploited by end-users. Finally, datasets are readily available through a Cytomine server to foster future research.

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Science > School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences > Department of Meteorology
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