Efficient image segmentation using a generic and non-parametric approach

Shinn-Ying Ho, Kual Zheng Lee

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Abstract

Image segmentation is an important process of image analysis. Most of the published approaches for image segmentation need to set appropriate parameter values to cope with the uncertainty problem. However, the parameter values are usually problem dependent and not easily obtained. An efficient image segmentation algorithm using a generic and non-parametric approach is proposed. In the algorithm, the fuzzy-c-means algorithm based on the measurement of the contrast and the compactness between adjacent regions is used to split the image into many small regions first. Then, the validity of existing common edges between regions is checked to determine the mergence probability based on the rank of significance of their contribution using orthogonal array experiments. This algorithm can lead to better computational efficiency and higher segmentation accuracy. Furthermore, the most discriminative regions can be segmented in order with/without a predefined number of regions in obtaining the best and robust segmentation results. Experimental results using artificial and nature images are used to demonstrate the feasibility and efficiency of the proposed algorithm.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 4th International Conference/Exhibition on High Performance Computing in the Asia-Pacific Region, HPC-Asia 2000
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages777-781
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)0769505902, 9780769505909
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2000
Event4th International Conference/Exhibition on High Performance Computing in the Asia-Pacific Region, HPC-Asia 2000 - Beijing, China
Duration: 14 May 200017 May 2000

Publication series

NameProceedings - 4th International Conference/Exhibition on High Performance Computing in the Asia-Pacific Region, HPC-Asia 2000
Volume2

Conference

Conference4th International Conference/Exhibition on High Performance Computing in the Asia-Pacific Region, HPC-Asia 2000
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period14/05/0017/05/00

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