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Color image segmentation in color and spatial domain. (English) Zbl 1039.68852
Chung, Paul W. H. (ed.) et al., Developments in applied artificial intelligence. 16th international conference on industrial and engineering applications of artificial intelligence and expert systems, IEA/AIE 2003, Loughborough, UK, June 23–26, 2003. Proceedings. Berlin: Springer (ISBN 3-540-40455-4/pbk). Lect. Notes Comput. Sci. 2718, 72-82 (2003).
Summary: In this paper we describe a color image segmentation system that performs color clustering in a color space followed by a color region segmentation algorithm in the image domain. In color space, we describe two different algorithms that clusters similar colors using different measuring criteria and present our evaluation results on these two algorithms in comparison with three well-known color segmentation algorithms. The region segmentation algorithm merges clusters in the image domain based on color similarity and spatial adjacency. We developed three different methods for merging regions in the image domain. The proposed clustering algorithms are applicable to color image indexing and retrieval, object segmentation using color feature and color image mining. The color image segmentation system has been implemented and tested on a variety of color images including satellite images, moving car images and etc. The system has shown to be both effective and efficient.
For the entire collection see [Zbl 1029.68683].
MSC:
68U99 Computing methodologies and applications
68T45 Machine vision and scene understanding
68U10 Computing methodologies for image processing
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