Here is my sentence.
In our work, this is accomplished by identifying a feature line as a step-edge and the orthogonal residuals of the edge points to the fitted line.
My question is whether the term identifying is referring to both feature line and orthogonal residuals? Because I am not sure whether this tells my real idea and I want to say;
.... by identifying a feature line as a step-edge and identifying (finding) the orthogonal residuals of the edge ....
In this case, can I omit the second identifying?.
Comments are most welcome