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Segmentation of Images Having Unimodal Distributions
April 1982 (vol. 4 no. 4)
pp. 408-419
Bir Bhanu, Image Processing Institute and Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90007; Aeronutronic Division, Ford Aerospace and Communicati
Olivier D. Faugeras, Image Processing Institute, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90007; INRIA, Rocquencourt, France; University of Paris XI, Par
A gradient relaxation method based on maximizing a criterion function is studied and compared to the nonlinear probabilistic relaxation method for the purpose of segmentation of images having unimodal distributions. Although both methods provide comparable segmentation results, the gradient method has the additional advantage of providing control over the relaxation process by choosing three parameters which can be tuned to obtain the desired segmentation results at a faster rate. Examples are given on two different types of scenes.
Citation:
Bir Bhanu, Olivier D. Faugeras, "Segmentation of Images Having Unimodal Distributions," IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 408-419, April 1982, doi:10.1109/TPAMI.1982.4767273
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