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Image Segmentation By Edge Tracing
Author(s): Marion Lineberry
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes an image segmentation technique that has detection and classification applications in autonomous image analysis systems and compares it with current edge and region-based segmentation techniques. The technique, referred to as directed edge tracing, uses both edge magnitude and direction information to reduce segmentation problems commonly associated with segmenters based on edge thresholding. The edge tracing is carried out by examining pixels in a neighborhood of high probability boundary pixels, making the method locally adaptive to contrast changes along a boundary. No a priori knowledge of the number of segments expected or of the level of contrast between segments is required.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 March 1983
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0359, Applications of Digital Image Processing IV, (17 March 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.965986
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Marion Lineberry, Texas Instruments Incorporated (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0359:
Applications of Digital Image Processing IV
Andrew G. Tescher, Editor(s)

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