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Journal of Electronic Imaging • Open Access

Stable and unsupervised fuzzy C-means method and its validation in the context of multicomponent images
Author(s): Kacem Chehdi; Akar Taher; Claude Cariou

Paper Abstract

A stable and unsupervised version of the fuzzy C-means algorithm, named FCM-optimized (FCMO), is presented. The originality of the proposed algorithm stems from (1) the introduction of an adaptive incremental procedure to initialize class centers, which makes the algorithm stable and deterministic; therefore, the classification results do not vary from one run to another and (2) the use of an unsupervised evaluation criterion to estimate the optimal number of classes. The validation of FCMO with regard to stability, reliability in class number estimation, and classification efficiency is shown through experimental results on synthetic monocomponent and real multicomponent images.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 December 2015
PDF: 6 pages
J. Electron. Imaging. 24(6) 061117 doi: 10.1117/1.JEI.24.6.061117
Published in: Journal of Electronic Imaging Volume 24, Issue 6
Show Author Affiliations
Kacem Chehdi, Univ. de Rennes 1 (France)
Akar Taher, Univ. de Rennes 1 (France)
Claude Cariou, Univ. de Rennes 1 (France)


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