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Journal of Electronic Imaging

Modified neutrosophic approach to color image segmentation
Author(s): Ebru Karabatak; Abdulkadir Sengur; Yanhui Guo
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Paper Abstract

We improved an image segmentation algorithm based on neutrosophic set (NS) and extended the modified method into color image segmentation. The original NS image segmentation approach transformed the images into NS domain, which is described using three membership sets: T, I, and F. Then two operations, α-mean and β-enhancement operations were employed to reduce the set indeterminacy. Although this method was quite successful in image segmentation application, some drawbacks still exist, such as oversegmentation and fixed α and β parameters. Thus, a new algorithm is proposed to overcome these limitations of the NS-based image segmentation algorithm. Then, the new modified method is extended into color image segmentation. The NS-based image segmentation algorithm is applied to each color channel independently. Then each channel is moved to a matrix column, respectively, to construct the input matrix to the γ-K-means clustering. Experiments are conducted on a variety of images, and our results are compared with those new existing segmentation algorithm. The experimental results demonstrate that the proposed approach can segment the color images automatically and effectively.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 January 2013
PDF: 14 pages
J. Electron. Imaging. 22(1) 013005 doi: 10.1117/1.JEI.22.1.013005
Published in: Journal of Electronic Imaging Volume 22, Issue 1
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Ebru Karabatak, Firat Univ. (Turkey)
Abdulkadir Sengur, Firat Univ. (Turkey)
Yanhui Guo, Saint Thomas Univ. (United States)

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