Geodesic Colour Active Contour Resistent to Weak Edges and Noise

Xie Xianghua, M Mirmehdi

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The standard geometric or geodesic active contour is a powerful segmentation method, yet it is susceptible to weak edges and image noise. We propose a new region-aided, geometric, colour active contour that integrates gradient flow forces with region constraints. These constraints are composed of image region vector flow forces obtained through the diffusion of the region segmentation map. The extra region force gives the snake a global view of the boundary information within the image which, along with the local gradient flow, helps detect fuzzy boundaries and overcome noisy regions. The partial differential equation (PDE) resulting from this integration of image gradient flow and diffused region flow is implemented using the level set approach.
Translated title of the contributionGeodesic Colour Active Contour Resistent to Weak Edges and Noise
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown
PublisherBMVA Press
Pages399 - 408
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2003

Bibliographical note

Conference Proceedings/Title of Journal: Proceedings of the 14th British Machine Vision Conference


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