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Fuzzy image segmentation using shape information

Ali, M. A.; Karmakar, G. C. and Dooley, L. S. (2005). Fuzzy image segmentation using shape information. In: IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo 2005 (ICME 2005), 6-8 July 2005, Amsterdam.


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Results of any clustering algorithm are highly sensitive to features that limit their generalization and hence provide a strong motivation to integrate shape information into the algorithm. Existing fuzzy shape-based clustering algorithms consider only circular and elliptical shape information and consequently do not segment well, arbitrary shaped objects. To address this issue, this paper introduces a new shape-based algorithm, called fuzzy image segmentation using shape information (FISS) by incorporating general shape information. Both qualitative and quantitative analysis proves the superiority of the new FISS algorithm compared to other well-established shape-based fuzzy clustering algorithms, including Gustafson-Kessel, ring-shaped, circular shell, c-ellipsoidal shells and elliptic ring-shaped clusters.

Item Type: Conference Item
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 11402
Depositing User: Laurence Dooley
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2008 06:31
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2010 09:37
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