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New second-order difference algorithm for image segmentation based on cellular neural networks (CNNs)
Author(s): Shukai Meng; Yu Long Mo
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Paper Abstract

Image segmentation is one of the most important operations in many image analysis problems, which is the process that subdivides an image into its constituents and extracts those parts of interest. In this paper, we present a new second order difference gray-scale image segmentation algorithm based on cellular neural networks. A 3x3 CNN cloning template is applied, which can make smooth processing and has a good ability to deal with the conflict between the capability of noise resistance and the edge detection of complex shapes. We use second order difference operator to calculate the coefficients of the control template, which are not constant but rather depend on the input gray-scale values. It is similar to Contour Extraction CNN in construction, but there are some different in algorithm. The result of experiment shows that the second order difference CNN has a good capability in edge detection. It is better than Contour Extraction CNN in detail detection and more effective than the Laplacian of Gauss (LOG) algorithm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 September 2001
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4550, Image Extraction, Segmentation, and Recognition, (21 September 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.441485
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Shukai Meng, Shanghai Univ. (China)
Yu Long Mo, Shanghai Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4550:
Image Extraction, Segmentation, and Recognition

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