A deep learning approach for detection and localization of leaf anomalies
Wednesday 19th October 2022
Calabrò, D.; Lupo Pasini, M.; Ferro, N.; Perotto, S.
The detection and localization of possible diseases in crops are usually automated by resorting to supervised deep learning approaches. In this work, we tackle these goals with unsupervised models, by applying three different types of autoencoders to a specific open-source dataset of healthy and unhealthy pepper and cherry leaf images. CAE, CVAE and VQ-VAE autoencoders are deployed to screen unlabeled images of such a dataset, and compared in terms of image reconstruction, anomaly removal, detection and localization. The vector-quantized variational architecture turns out to be the best performing one with respect to all these targets.