Image segmentation via functionals based on boundary functions

G. Hewer*, C. Kenney**, and B. S. Manjunath**

* Naval Air Warfare Center, China Lake, CA 93555
gary_hewer [at]

** Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106
{kenny,manj} [at]


A general variational framework for image approximation and segmentation is introduced in which the boundary function has a simple explicit form in terms of the approximation function. At the same time, this variational framework is general enough to include the most commonly used objective functions. Since the optimal boundary function, that minimizes the associated objective functional for a given approximation function, can be found explicitly, the objective functional can be expressed in a reduced form that depends only on the approximating function. From this a partial differential equation descent method, aimed at minimizing the objective functional, is derived. The method is fast and produces excellent results as illustrated by a number of real and synthetic image problems.
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G. Hewer, C. Kenney and B. S. Manjunath,
IEEE Third international conference on Image processing (ICIP'96), vol. 1, pp. 813-816, Lausanne, Switzerland, Sep. 1996.
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Subject: [Detection on Images and Videos] « Look up more