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A Novel SOM-Based Approach for Active Contour Modeling

Venkatesh, YV and Raja, Kumar S and Ramya, N (2004) A Novel SOM-Based Approach for Active Contour Modeling. In: of the 2004 Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing Conference, 14-17 December, Melbourne,Australia, 229 -234.


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In this paper, we integrate the advantages of SOM- and snake-based ACMs in order to extract the desired contour from images. We employ: (i) the feature points to guide the contour, as in the case of SOM-based ACMs; (ii) the gradient and intensity variations in a local region to control the contour movement. However, in contrast with the snake-based ACMs, we do not use an explicit energy functional based on gradient or intensity. The algorithm is tested on synthetic binary and gray-level images, and the results show the superiority of the proposed algorithm over other conventional SOM- and snake-based ACM algorithms.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Publisher: IEEE
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Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2007
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:21
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/4327

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