A Computational model for Boundary Perception

B. S. Manjunath and R. Chellappa
Signal and Image Processing Institute
Department of Electrical Engineering -Systems
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089-MC0272


This paper presents a unified approach to boundary perception. The model consists of a hierarchical system which extracts and groups salient features in the image at different spatial scales. In the firs stage a Gabor wavelet decomposition provides a representation of the image which is orientation selective and has optimal localization properties, and provides a good model for early feature detection. Following this, local competitive interactions are introduced which help in reducing the effects of noise and illumination variations. Scale interactions help in localizing line ends and corners, and play an important role in boundary perception. The final stage groups similar features aiding in boundary completion. Experimental results on detecting edges. texture boundaries and illusory contours are provided.
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B. S. Manjunath and R. Chellappa,
IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, pp. 358-363, Hawaii, Jun. 1991.
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Subject: [Detection on Images and Videos] « Look up more