A Charged Active Contour based on Electrostatics

R Yang, M Mirmehdi, Xie Xianghua

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We propose a novel active contour model by incorporating particle based electrostatic interactions into the geometric active contour framework. The proposed active contour, embedded in level sets, propagates under the joint influence of a boundary attraction force and a boundary competition force. Unlike other contour models, the proposed vector field dynamically adapts by updating itself when a contour reaches a boundary. The model is then more invariant to initialisation and possesses better convergence abilities. Analytical and comparative results are presented on synthetic and real images.
Translated title of the contributionA Charged Active Contour based on Electrostatics
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2006

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Conference Proceedings/Title of Journal: Advanced Concepts for Intelligent Vision Systems, ACIVS


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