Cartoon image segmentation based on improved SLIC superpixels and adaptive region propagation merging

Huisi Wu, Yilin Wu, Shenglong Zhang, Ping Li, Zhenkun Wen

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Abstract

This paper present a novel algorithm for cartoon image segmentation based on the simple linear iterative clustering (SLIC) superpixels and adaptive region propagation merging. To break the limitation of the original SLIC algorithm in confirming to image boundaries, this paper proposed to improve the quality of the superpixels generation based on the connectivity constraint. To achieve efficient segmentation from the superpixels, this paper employed an adaptive region propagation merging algorithm to obtain independent segmented object. Compared with the pixel-based segmentation algorithms and other superpixel-based segmentation methods, the method proposed in this paper is more effective and more efficient by determining the propagation center adaptively. Experiments on abundant cartoon images showed that our algorithm outperforms classical segmentation algorithms with the boundary-based and region-based criteria. Furthermore, the final cartoon image segmentation results are also well consistent with the human visual perception.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE International Conference on Signal and Image Processing, ICSIP 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages277-281
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781509023769
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Mar 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event2016 IEEE International Conference on Signal and Image Processing, ICSIP 2016 - Beijing, China
Duration: 13 Aug 201615 Aug 2016

Publication series

Name2016 IEEE International Conference on Signal and Image Processing, ICSIP 2016

Conference

Conference2016 IEEE International Conference on Signal and Image Processing, ICSIP 2016
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period13/08/1615/08/16

Keywords

  • Adaptive region propagation
  • Cartoon image segmentation
  • SLIC superpixels

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing

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