CannyLines: A parameter-free line segment detector

Xiaohu Lu, Jian Yao, Kai Li, Li Li
2015 2015 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP)  
In this paper, we present a robust line segment detection algorithm to efficiently detect the line segments from an input image. Firstly a parameter-free Canny operator, named as CannyPF, is proposed to robustly extract the edge map from an input image by adaptively setting the low and high thresholds for the traditional Canny operator. Secondly, both efficient edge linking and splitting techniques are proposed to collect collinear point clusters directly from the edge map, which are used to
more » ... hich are used to fit the initial line segments based on the leastsquare fitting method. Thirdly, longer and more complete line segments are produced via efficient extending and merging. Finally, all the detected line segments are validated due to the Helmholtz principle [1, 2] in which both the gradient orientation and magnitude information are considered. Experimental results on a set of representative images illustrate that our proposed line segment detector, named as CannyLines, can extract more meaningful line segments than two popularly used line segment detectors, LSD [3] and ED-Lines [4], especially on the man-made scenes.
doi:10.1109/icip.2015.7350850 dblp:conf/icip/LuYLL15 fatcat:ne7ghyen3zfwhmicgi6vdgc65e