Region feature-based segmentation of time-frequency images

AT Loza, CN Canagarajah, DR Bull

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In this study, time-frequency representation (TFR) of a multiple-component signal is treated as an image and the segmentation aims at separating and extracting time-frequency signatures suitable for further feature extraction. The main difficulties in this case arise from the complexity of the signal, presence of noise and restricted localization properties of the time-frequency distributions. Our study addresses these issues by combining watershed image segmentation, local feature extraction and a region growing procedure to group subsets of the image into meaningful structures. The performance of our method is illustrated with the examples where very limited a priori knowledge of the signal characteristics is available
Translated title of the contributionRegion feature-based segmentation of time-frequency images
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication11th International Workshop on Systems, Signals and Image Processing. Ambient Multimedia, Poznan, Poland
PublisherPolish Society for Theoretical and Applied Electrical Engineering
Pages375 - 378
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)8390607484
Publication statusPublished - 13 Sept 2004


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