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Edge location error for local maximum and zero-crossing edge detectors
Author(s): Vito J. Greco; Jack Koplowitz
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we examine the localization criterion for edge detection and determine the density function describing the edge location error, i.e. the displacement of the detected edge position from the true edge location. Canny defines the measure of localization as the reciprocal of the root-mean-square edge location error and formulates an expression of this measure for local maximum detectors. However, Tagare and deFigueiredo point out that an incorrect assumption is made in the calculation. The same procedure is used by Sarkar and Boyer for their localization measure for zero-crossing detectors. We modify the analysis and obtain a closed form solution of the probability density function of the edge location error. Examination of the density function indicates the variance of the edge location error does not exist, and hence can not be used as a measure of localization. A new localization measure is proposed, characterized by a percentile level on the absolute value of the edge location error.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1992
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1830, Curves and Surfaces in Computer Vision and Graphics III, (1 November 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.131759
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Vito J. Greco, Naval Undersea Warfare Ctr. (United States)
Jack Koplowitz, Clarkson Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1830:
Curves and Surfaces in Computer Vision and Graphics III
Joe D. Warren, Editor(s)

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