Active contours textural and inhomogeneous object extraction

Lutful Mabood, Haider Ali*, Noor Badshah, Ke Chen, Gulzar Ali Khan

*Corresponding author for this work

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A new selective segmentation active contour model is proposed in this paper that embeds an enhanced image information. By utilizing the average image of channels (AIC), which handles texture and noise, our model is capable to selectively segment and capture objects with nonuniform features. Moreover, the AIC is fitted with linear functions which are updated regularly to accurately guide the level set function to handle nonconstant intensities. Furthermore, we employ prior information in terms of geometrical constraints which work in alliance with image information to capture objects with intensity inhomogeneity. Experiments show that the proposed method achieves better results than the latest selective segmentation models. In addition, our approach maintains the performance on some hard real and synthetic color images.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-99
Number of pages13
JournalPattern Recognition
Early online date21 Mar 2016
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2016


  • functional minimization
  • image selective segmentation
  • level set
  • numerical method


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