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Author Abe, T. ♦ Matsuzawa, Y.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2000
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Active contours ♦ Data mining ♦ Image segmentation ♦ Layout ♦ Information science ♦ Computer science ♦ Read only memory ♦ Image processing ♦ Deformable models ♦ Active shape model
Abstract A new method for extracting an object region in a complex scene image is proposed. For improving the accuracy and the robustness of region extraction, to the region of a single object, the proposed method applies multiple active contour models (ACMs) controlled by the statistical characteristics of image data. Around the object boundary, these ACMs compete with each other and each ACM extracts a subregion of uniform image properties. As a result of this competition, the entire region of an object is extracted as a set of several subregions. For the proposed method it is necessary to set many initial contours. To lighten this load, a procedure for making multiple initial contours from a single initial curve is also proposed. In this procedure, a few initial curves are set in an image, each initial curve is divided into segments at the optimal loci, and initial contours are made by dilating these segments.
Description Author affiliation: Sch. of Inf. Sci., Japan Adv. Inst. of Sci. & Technol., Ishikawa, Japan (Abe, T.)
ISBN 0769506623
ISSN 10636919
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2000-06-15
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 241.10 kB
Page Count 6
Starting Page 64
Ending Page 69


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library