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A novel active contour model for unsupervised low-key image segmentation

Jiangyuan Mei, Yulin Si, Hamid Karimi, Huijun Gao
2013 Open Engineering  
AbstractUnsupervised image segmentation is greatly useful in many vision-based applications. In this paper, we aim at the unsupervised low-key image segmentation. In low-key images, dark tone dominates the background, and gray level distribution of the foreground is heterogeneous. They widely exist in the areas of space exploration, machine vision, medical imaging, etc. In our algorithm, a novel active contour model with the probability density function of gamma distribution is proposed. The
more » ... is proposed. The flexible gamma distribution gives a better description for both of the foreground and background in low-key images. Besides, an unsupervised curve initialization method is designed, which helps to accelerate the convergence speed of curve evolution. The experimental results demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed algorithm through comparison with the CV model. Also, one real-world application based on our approach is described in this paper.
doi:10.2478/s13531-012-0050-0 fatcat:7vr6slakubhwxhiazbc2fkc6w4