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Image recovery and segmentation using competitive learning in a layered network
Author(s): Vir Virander Phoha; William J. B. Oldham
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Paper Abstract

In this study, the principle of competitive learning is used to develop an iterative algorithm for image recovery and segmentation. Within the framework of Markov Random Fields, the image recovery problem is transformed to the problem of minimization of an energy function. A local update rule for each pixel point is then developed in a stepwise fashion and is shown to be a gradient descent rule for an associated global energy function. Relationship of the update rule to Kohonen's update rule is shown. Quantitative measures of edge preservation and edge enhancement for synthetic images are introduced. Simulation experiments using this algorithm on real and synthetic images show promising results on smoothing within regions and also on enhancing the boundaries. Restoration results computer favorably with recently published results using Markov Random Fields and mean field approximation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 October 1993
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 2032, Neural and Stochastic Methods in Image and Signal Processing II, (29 October 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.162052
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Vir Virander Phoha, Univ. of Central Texas (United States)
William J. B. Oldham, Texas Tech Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2032:
Neural and Stochastic Methods in Image and Signal Processing II
Su-Shing Chen, Editor(s)

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