Rice Quality Analysis Using Edge Detection Algorithm

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P. Velavan, S. Keerthana, A. Mercy Shanthi Rani


Micronutrients are known to play an important role in the metabolism and physiological activities of the human body. Unfortunately, over three billion people in the world are malnourished. The development of crops with enhanced mineral concentration is one of the most sustainable and cost effective approaches for alleviating micronutrient malnutrition. Bio fortification is considered as a suitable strategy of increasing the bio available concentrations of an element in edible portions of crop plants through traditional breeding practices or modern biotechnology to overcome the problem of micronutrient deficiencies. Quality refers to the suitability or fitness of an economic plant product in relation to its end use. Definition of quality varies according to our needs from the viewpoint of seeds, crop growth, crop product, post-harvest technology, consumer preferences, cooking quality, keeping quality, transportability etc. Quality trait is defined as a trait that defines the aspects of the produce quality. Grain quality evaluation is done manually but it is relative, time consuming, may be varying results and costly. To overcome these limitations and shortcoming image processing techniques is the alternative solution can be used for grain quality analysis. Rice quality is nothing but the combination of physical and chemical characteristics. Grain size and shape, chalkiness, whiteness, milling degree, bulk density and moisture content are some physical characteristics while amylose content, gelatinization temperature and gel consistency are chemical characteristics of rice. A solution of grading and evaluation of rice grains on the basis of grain size and shape using image processing techniques. Specifically edge detection algorithm is used to find out the region of boundaries of each grain.

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