Open access peer-reviewed Edited volume

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

Copyright year: 2011

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71689 Total Chapter Downloads

18 Crossref Citations

63 Web of Science Citations

70 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

4772

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3. Image Segmentation through Clustering Based on Natural Computing Techniques

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

3255

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4. Segmentation with Learning Automata

By Erik Cuevas, Daniel Zaldivar and Marco Pérez-Cisneros

1818

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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

1681

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

By Sagarmay Deb

1418

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7. Dual Active Contour Models for Medical Image Segmentation

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

2396

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8. Image Segmentation Using Maximum Spanning Tree on Affinity Matrix

By Qiang He and Chee-Hung Henry Chu

2360

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9. Image Segmentation by Autoregressive Time Series Model

By Pei-Gee Peter Ho

2205

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10. Evolutionary-based Image Segmentation Methods

By Licheng Jiao

1970

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11. Segmentation of Handwritten Document Images into Text Lines

By Vassilis Katsouros and Vassilis Papavassiliou

3723

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12. Wavelets in Electrochemical Noise Analysis

By Peter Planinšič and Aljana Petek

1376

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

By Li Zhaohui and Chen Ming

2171

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

By Ivan Lizarazo and Paul Elsner

2792

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15. Color-based Texture Image Segmentation for Vehicle Detection

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

3240

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16. An Enhanced Level Set Algorithm for Wrist Bone Segmentation

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

1796

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

By Bibo Lu and Weixing Wang

3355

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18. Multiscale Segmentation Techniques for Textile Images

By Xiqun Lu

1470

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

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

4029

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20. 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

4388

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21. Image Segmentation Based on a Two-Dimensional Histogram

By Masmoudi Lhoussaine, Zennouhi Rachid and Mohamed EL Ansari

4802

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22. Segmentation Methods for Biomedical Images

By Roberto Rodríguez Morales

2599

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

By Satoko Takemoto and Hideo Yokota

1543

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

By Ana Teodoro and Hernâni Gonçalves

1745

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25. Rock Fracture Image Segmentation Algorithms

By Weixing Wang

2751

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26. Image Segmentation Integrating Generative and Discriminative Methods

By Yuee Wu and Houqin Bian

1240

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27. Pixon-Based Image Segmentation

By Hamid Hassanpour, Hadi Yousefian and Amin Zehtabian

2609

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

By Angel Barriga

1776

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