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Adaptive windowed range-constrained Otsu method using local information
Author(s): Jia Zheng; Dinghua Zhang; Kuidong Huang; Yuanxi Sun; Shaojie Tang
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Paper Abstract

An adaptive windowed range-constrained Otsu method using local information is proposed for improving the performance of image segmentation. First, the reason why traditional thresholding methods do not perform well in the segmentation of complicated images is analyzed. Therein, the influences of global and local thresholdings on the image segmentation are compared. Second, two methods that can adaptively change the size of the local window according to local information are proposed by us. The characteristics of the proposed methods are analyzed. Thereby, the information on the number of edge pixels in the local window of the binarized variance image is employed to adaptively change the local window size. Finally, the superiority of the proposed method over other methods such as the range-constrained Otsu, the active contour model, the double Otsu, the Bradley’s, and the distance-regularized level set evolution is demonstrated. It is validated by the experiments that the proposed method can keep more details and acquire much more satisfying area overlap measure as compared with the other conventional methods.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 February 2016
PDF: 13 pages
J. Electron. Imaging. 25(1) 013034 doi: 10.1117/1.JEI.25.1.013034
Published in: Journal of Electronic Imaging Volume 25, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Jia Zheng, Northwestern Polytechnical Univ. (China)
Dinghua Zhang, Northwestern Polytechnical Univ. (China)
Kuidong Huang, Northwestern Polytechnical Univ. (China)
Yuanxi Sun, Northwestern Polytechnical Univ. (China)
Shaojie Tang, Xi'an Univ. of Posts & Telecommunications (China)

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