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An Experiment with Sparse Field and Localized Region Based Active Contour Interactive Segmentation Techniques on Specific Images
Anuja Deshpande, Pradeep Dahikar, Pankaj Agrawal
Pages - 1 - 11     |    Revised - 31-01-2018     |    Published - 30-04-2018
Volume - 12   Issue - 1    |    Publication Date - April 2018  Table of Contents
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Sparse Field Matrix, Localized Region Based Active Contours, Level Sets, Suitability, Interactive Image Segmentation, Effectiveness.
ABSTRACT
This paper discusses various experiments conducted on different types of Level Sets interactive segmentation techniques using Matlab software, on select images. The objective is to assess the effectiveness on specific natural images, which have complex image composition in terms of intensity, colour mix, indistinct object boundary, low contrast, etc. Besides visual assessment, measures such as Jaccard Index, Dice Coefficient and Hausdorrf Distance have been computed to assess the accuracy of these techniques, between segmented and ground truth images. This paper particularly discusses Sparse Field Matrix and Localized Region Based Active Contours, both based on Level Sets. These techniques were not found to be effective where object boundary is not very distinct and/or has low contrast with background. Also, the techniques were ineffective on such images where foreground object stretches up to the image boundary.
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Mrs. Anuja Deshpande
Department of Electronics, Kamala Nehru Mahavidyalaya - India
anuja_1978@yahoo.com
Dr. Pradeep Dahikar
Department of Electronics, Kamala Nehru Mahavidyalaya - India
Dr. Pankaj Agrawal
Department of Electronics and Communication Engg., G. H. Raisoni Academy of Engineering and Technology - India