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An improved watershed image segmentation algorithm combining with a new entropy evaluation criterion
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Paper Abstract

An improved watershed image segmentation algorithm is proposed to solve the problem of over-segmentation by classical watershed algorithm. The new algorithm combines region growing with classical watershed algorithm. The key to region growing lies in choosing a growing threshold to reach a desired result of image segmentation. An entropy evaluation criterion is constructed to determine the optimal threshold. Considering the entropy evaluation criterion as an objective function, the particle swarm optimization algorithm is employed to search global optimization of the objective function. Experimental results show that this new algorithm can solve the problem of over-segmentation effectively.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 March 2013
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8784, Fifth International Conference on Machine Vision (ICMV 2012): Algorithms, Pattern Recognition, and Basic Technologies, 87841V (13 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2014197
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Tingquan Deng, Harbin Engineering Univ. (China)
Yanchao Li, Harbin Engineering Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8784:
Fifth International Conference on Machine Vision (ICMV 2012): Algorithms, Pattern Recognition, and Basic Technologies
Yulin Wang; Liansheng Tan; Jianhong Zhou, Editor(s)

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