An adaptive contour closure algorithm and its experimental evaluation

  • Jiang X
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The potential of edge-based complete image segmentation into regions
has not gained the due attention in the literature thus far. The
present paper attempts to explore this potential by proposing an
adaptive grouping algorithm to solve the contour closure problem
that is the key to a successful edge-based complete image segmentation.
The effectiveness of the proposed algorithm will be extensively tested
in the range image domain and compared to several region-based segmentation
methods within a rigorous comparison framework. On three range image
databases of varying quality acquired by different range scanners,
it will be shown that the proposed approach is able to achieve very
appealing performance with respect to both segmentation quality and
computation time.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Adaptive grouping
  • Contour closure
  • Directional morphology
  • Image segmentation
  • Performance evaluation

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