mollex: mollusc extractor
mollex extracts molluscoid shapes from images. Mollusca is a phylum containing cephalopods (octopods etc.) and gastropods (such as snails and slugs). More precisely, the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin kindly provided us with a large collection of molluscs as part of the Coding da Vinci hackathon.
mollex works by removing the background, performing some adaptive prefiltering and finally finding contours that match typical molluscoid shapes.
We tested mollex only on snail-like shapes.