Accurate segmentation of froth images is always a problem in the research of floating modeling based on Machine Vision. Since a froth image is with the characteristic of complexity and diversity, it is a feasible research idea for the workflow of which the froth image is firstly classified and then segmented by the image segmentation algorithm designed for each type of froth images. This study proposes a new froth image classification algorithm. The texture feature is extracted to complete the classification. Meanwhile, an improved method based on the original valley‐edge detection algorithm is also proposed in the study. Firstly, the fractional differential is introduced to design the new valley‐edge detection templates which can extract more information on bubble edges after the enhancement of the weak edges, and finally the close bubble boundaries are obtained by carrying out the improved deburring and gap connection algorithms. Experimental results show that the new classification method can be used to distinguish the types of small, middle and large bubble images. The improved image segmentation algorithm can well reduce the problems of over‐segmentation and under‐segmentation, and it is in higher adaptability.
Part of the book: Recent Advances in Image and Video Coding