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Human vision based color edge detection
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Paper Abstract

Edge detection can be of great importance to image processing in various digital imaging applications such as digital television and camera. Therefore, extracting more accurate edge properties are significantly demanded for achieving a better image understanding. In vector gradient edge detection, absolute difference of RGB values between a center pixel value, and its neighborhood values are usually used, although such a device-dependent color space does not account for human visual characteristics well. The goal of this study is to test a variety of color difference equations and propose the most effective model that can be used for the purpose of color edge detection. Three of synthetic images generated using perceptibility threshold of the human visual system were used for objectively evaluate to 5 color difference equations studied in this paper. A set of 6 complex color images was also used to testing the 5 color difference equations psychophysically. The equations include ΔRGB, ΔE* ab, ΔECMC, CIEDE2000 (ΔE00) and CIECAM02-UCS delta E (ΔECAM-UCS). Consequently, there were not significant performance variations observed between those 5 color difference equations for the purpose of edge detection. However, ΔE00 and ΔECAM-UCS showed slightly higher mean opinion score (MOS) in detected edge information.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 January 2011
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7866, Color Imaging XVI: Displaying, Processing, Hardcopy, and Applications, 78660I (25 January 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.877122
Show Author Affiliations
Ari Kim, Daejin Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Hong-suk Kim, Daejin Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Seung-ok Park, Daejin Univ. (Korea, Republic of)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7866:
Color Imaging XVI: Displaying, Processing, Hardcopy, and Applications
Reiner Eschbach; Gabriel G. Marcu; Alessandro Rizzi, Editor(s)

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