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Journal of Electronic Imaging • Open Access

Directional geodesic active contour for image segmentation
Author(s): Guopu Zhu; Shuqun Zhang; Qingshuang Zeng; Changhong Wang

Paper Abstract

By incorporating the image gradient directional information into the geodesic active contour model, we propose a novel active contour model called directional geodesic active contour, which has the advantage of selectively detecting the image edges with different gradient directions. The experiment results show the high performance of the proposed active contour in image segmentation, especially when multiple edges with different gradient directions are present near the object boundary to confuse the active contour.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 2007
PDF: 3 pages
J. Electron. Imag. 16(3) 030501 doi: 10.1117/1.2753836
Published in: Journal of Electronic Imaging Volume 16, Issue 3
Show Author Affiliations
Guopu Zhu, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Shuqun Zhang, College of Staten Island/CUNY (United States)
Qingshuang Zeng, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Changhong Wang, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)

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