Texture analysis for the evaluation of appearance changes in textile surfaces

Abstract

This Ph.D. thesis was conducted to develop an automatic prototype system for evaluating appearance changes of textile surfaces with application in appearance retention grading of textile floor coverings. The dissertation starts by describing the current process for evaluating appearance in textile floor coverings as well as the discussing of the latest advances in search of automating this process. The dissertation includes a review of the current state of the art for evaluating quality in textiles by using texture image analysis methods.