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Author Xinbo Gao ♦ Bin Wang ♦ Dacheng Tao ♦ Xuelong Li
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1996
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science ♦ Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Physics ♦ Electricity & electronics ♦ Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations ♦ Applied physics
Subject Keyword Level set ♦ Image segmentation ♦ Relays ♦ Equations ♦ Shape ♦ Mathematical model ♦ Active contours ♦ relay level set ♦ Energy minimization ♦ finite difference ♦ geometric active contour ♦ image segmentation ♦ partial differential equation (PDE)
Abstract This paper presents a new image segmentation method that applies an edge-based level set method in a relay fashion. The proposed method segments an image in a series of nested subregions that are automatically created by shrinking the stabilized curves in their previous subregions. The final result is obtained by combining all boundaries detected in these subregions. The proposed method has the following three advantages: 1) It can be automatically executed without human-computer interactions; 2) it applies the edge-based level set method with relay fashion to detect all boundaries; and 3) it automatically obtains a full segmentation without specifying the number of relays in advance. The comparison experiments illustrate that the proposed method performs better than the representative level set methods, and it can obtain similar or better results compared with other popular segmentation algorithms.
Description Author affiliation :: Centre for Quantum Comput. & Intell. Syst., Univ. of Technol., Sydney, NSW, Australia
Author affiliation :: State Key Lab. of Transient Opt. & Photonics, Chinese Acad. of Sci., Xi'an, China
Author affiliation :: Sch. of Electron. Eng., Xidian Univ., Xi'an, China
ISSN 10834419
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2011-04-01
Publisher Place U.S.A.
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Volume Number 41
Issue Number 2
Size (in Bytes) 1.08 MB
Page Count 8
Starting Page 518
Ending Page 525


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library