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Image Segmentation

It was estimated that 80% of the information received by human is visual. Image processing is evolving fast and continually. During the past 10 years, there has been a significant research increase in image segmentation. To study a specific object in an image, its boundary can be highlighted by an image segmentation procedure. The objective of the image segmentation is to simplify the representation of pictures into meaningful information by partitioning into image regions. Image segmentation is a technique to locate certain objects or boundaries within an image. There are many algorithms and techniques have been developed to solve image segmentation problems, the research topics in this book such as level set, active contour, AR time series image modeling, Support Vector Machines, Pixon based image segmentations, region similarity metric based technique, statistical ANN and JSEG algorithm were written in details. This book brings together many different aspects of the current research on several fields associated to digital image segmentation. Four parts allowed gathering the 27 chapters around the following topics: Survey of Image Segmentation Algorithms, Image Segmentation methods, Image Segmentation Applications and Hardware Implementation. The readers will find the contents in this book enjoyable and get many helpful ideas and overviews on their own study.

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Image SegmentationEdited by Pei-Gee Ho

Published: April 19th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/628

ISBN: 978-953-307-228-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5520-1

Copyright year: 2011

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83684 Total Chapter Downloads

36 Crossref Citations

104 Web of Science Citations

110 Dimensions Citations


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1. A Survey of Image Segmentation by the Classical Method and Resonance Algorithm

By Fengzhi Dai, Masanori Sugisaka and Baolong Zhang


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2. A Review of Algorithms for Segmentation of Retinal Image Data Using Optical Coherence Tomography

By Delia Cabrera DeBuc


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3. Image Segmentation through Clustering Based on Natural Computing Techniques

By Jose Alfredo F. Costa and Jackson G. de Souza


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4. Segmentation with Learning Automata

By Erik Cuevas, Daniel Zaldivar and Marco Pérez-Cisneros


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5. Surround Suppression and Recurrent Interactions V1-V2 for Natural Scene Boundary Detection

By Francisco J. Díaz-Pernas, Míriam Antón-Rodríguez, Isabel de la Torre-Díez, Mario Martínez-Zarzuela, David González-Ortega, Daniel Boto-Giralda and J. Fernando Díez-Higuera


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6. Using Emergence Phenomenon in Meaningful Image Segmentation for Content-based Image Retrieval

By Sagarmay Deb


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7. Dual Active Contour Models for Medical Image Segmentation

By Gilson Giraldi, Paulo Rodrigues, Jasjit Suri and Sameer Singh


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8. Image Segmentation Using Maximum Spanning Tree on Affinity Matrix

By Qiang He and Chee-Hung Henry Chu


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9. Image Segmentation by Autoregressive Time Series Model

By Pei-Gee Peter Ho


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10. Evolutionary-based Image Segmentation Methods

By Licheng Jiao


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11. Segmentation of Handwritten Document Images into Text Lines

By Vassilis Katsouros and Vassilis Papavassiliou


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12. IR Image Segmentation by Combining Genetic Algorithm and Multi-scale Edge Detection

By Li Zhaohui and Chen Ming


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13. Segmentation of Remotely Sensed Imagery: Moving from Sharp Objects to Fuzzy Regions

By Ivan Lizarazo and Paul Elsner


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14. Color-based Texture Image Segmentation for Vehicle Detection

By Ricardo Mejía-Iñigo, María E. Barilla-Pérez and Héctor A. Montes-Venegas


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15. An Enhanced Level Set Algorithm for Wrist Bone Segmentation

By Donatello Conte, Pasquale Foggia, Francesco Tufano and Mario Vento


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16. Mineral Grain Boundary Detection With Image Processing Method: From Edge Detection Operation To Level Set Technique

By Bibo Lu and Weixing Wang


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17. Multiscale Segmentation Techniques for Textile Images

By Xiqun Lu


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18. JSEG Algorithm and Statistical ANN Image Segmentation Techniques for Natural Scenes

By Luciano Cássio Lulio, Mário Luiz Tronco and Arthur José Vieira Porto


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19. Image Segmentation of Ziehl-Neelsen Sputum Slide Images for Tubercle Bacilli Detection

By R. A. A. Raof, M. Y. Mashor, R. B. Ahmad and S. S. M. Noor


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20. Image Segmentation Based on a Two-Dimensional Histogram

By Masmoudi Lhoussaine, Zennouhi Rachid and Mohamed EL Ansari


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21. Segmentation Methods for Biomedical Images

By Roberto Rodríguez Morales


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22. Algorithm Selection Based on a Region Similarity Metric for Intracellular Image Segmentation

By Satoko Takemoto and Hideo Yokota


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23. Extraction of Estuarine/Coastal Environmental Bodies from Satellite Data through Image Segmentation Techniques

By Ana Teodoro and Hernâni Gonçalves


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24. Rock Fracture Image Segmentation Algorithms

By Weixing Wang


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25. Image Segmentation Integrating Generative and Discriminative Methods

By Yuee Wu and Houqin Bian


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26. Pixon-Based Image Segmentation

By Hamid Hassanpour, Hadi Yousefian and Amin Zehtabian


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27. Hardware Implementation of a Real-Time Image Segmentation Circuit based on Fuzzy Logic for Edge Detection Application

By Angel Barriga


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