Texture image segmentation based on entropy theory

Bo Ma, Zheru Chi

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A two-stage segmentation algorithm for textured object image is proposed based on variational approaches and entropy theory. Structure tensor of the image is adopted as the texture feature for the discrimination of texture patterns. In order to make the four information channels cooperatively push the evolving contour towards the textured foreground object, a pre-processing based on mean shift algorithm is applied, which can implement edge-preserving smoothing and has a definite stopping criterion. The Dream2s framework is extended to the structure tensor data in the first segmentation stage in which the differential entropy is adopted as regional descriptors, and Gaussian distribution for both the foreground part and the background part is assumed. In the second stage, the nonparametric density distributions are exploited, and the mutual information between the intensity random variables of different information channels and the binary label random variable is adopted as the criterion to minimize. The nonparametric representation can describe the truly nongaussianity of data, and thus can refine the initial segmentation result obtained from the first stage.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2004 8th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision (ICARCV)
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2004
Event8th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision (ICARCV) - Kunming, China
Duration: 6 Dec 20049 Dec 2004


Conference8th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision (ICARCV)

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