Automatic X-ray scattering image annotation via double-view Fourier-Bessel convolutional networks

Ziqiao Guan, Hong Qin, Kevin Yager, Youngwoo Choo, Dantong Yu

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X-ray scattering is a key technique towards material analysis and discovery. Modern x-ray facilities are producing x-ray scattering images at such an unprecedented rate that machine aided intelligent analysis is required for scientific discovery. This paper articulates a novel physics-aware image feature transform, Fourier-Bessel transform (FBT), in conjunction with deep representation learning, to tackle the problem of annotating x-ray scattering images with a diverse label set of physics characteristics. We devise a novel joint inference model, Double-View Fourier-Bessel Convolutional Neural Network (DVFB-CNN) to integrate feature learning in both polar frequency and image domains. For polar frequency analysis, we develop an FBT estimation algorithm for partially observed x-ray images, and train a dedicated CNN to extract structural information from FBT. We demonstrate that our deep Fourier-Bessel features well complement standard convolutional features, and the joint network (i.e., DVFB-CNN) improves mean average precision by 13% in multilabel annotation. We also conduct transfer learning on real experimental datasets to further confirm that our joint model is well generalizable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 2019
Event29th British Machine Vision Conference, BMVC 2018 - Newcastle, United Kingdom
Duration: Sep 3 2018Sep 6 2018


Conference29th British Machine Vision Conference, BMVC 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition


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