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    The gabor-based tensor level set method for multiregional image segmentation

    Wang, B. and Gao, X. and Tao, D. and Li, Xuelong and Li, J. (2009) The gabor-based tensor level set method for multiregional image segmentation. In: Xiaoyi, J. and Petkov, N. (eds.) Computer Analysis of Images and Patterns. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 5702. Berlin, Germany: Springer Verlag, pp. 987-994. ISBN 9783642037665.

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    This paper represents a new level set method for multiregional image segmentation. It employs the Gabor filter bank to extract local geometrical features and builds the pixel tensor representation whose dimensionality is reduced by using the offline tensor analysis. Then multiphase level set functions are evolved in the tensor field to detect the boundaries of the corresponding image. The proposed method has three main advantages as follows. Firstly, employing the Gabor filter bank, the model is more robust against the salt-and-pepper noise. Secondly, the pixel tensor representation comprehensively depicts the information of pixels, which results in a better performance on the non-homogenous image segmentation. Thirdly, the model provides a uniform equation for multiphase level set functions to make it more practical. We apply the proposed method to synthetic and medical images respectively, and the results indicate that the proposed method is superior to the typical region-based level set method.


    Item Type: Book Section
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): gabor filter bank, tensor subspace analysis, image segmentation, geometric active contour, level set method
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2013 09:47
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:33


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