I am trying to detect full circles and semicircles in an image.
I am following the below mentioned procedure: Process image (including Canny edge detection). Find contours and draw them on an empty image, so that I can eliminate unwanted components (The processed image is exactly what I want). Detect circles using HoughCircles. And, this is what I get:
I tried varying the parameters in HoughCircles but the results are not consistent as it varies based on lighting and the position of circles in the image. I accept or reject a circle based on its size. So, the result is not acceptable. Also, I have a long list of "acceptable" circles. So, I need some allowance in the HoughCircle params. As for the full circles, it's easy - I can simply find the "roundness" of the contour. The problem is semicircles!
Please find the edited image before Hough transform