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Fuzzy snakes

Höwing, F.; Wermser, D and Dooley, L. S. (1997). Fuzzy snakes. In: Institution of Electrical Engineers ed. Image processing and its applications. IEE Conference Proceedings, 2 (443). London: Institution of Electrical Engineers, pp. 627–630.

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A new method for representing and tracking of object boundaries is presented, which allows for the integration of uncertain a priori knowledge into an active contour model. The new fuzzy snake allows for an intuitive specification of the properties of an object's boundary. This is obtained by setting up a linguistic rule base, which describes each of the fuzzy snake's segments. Furthermore the approximate length of each contour segment may be specified to improve the segmentation process and to reduce the computational complexity.

Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 0-85296-692-X, 978-0-85296-692-1
ISSN: 0537-9989
Extra Information: Image processing and its applications, 6th international conference; Trinity College, Dublin, Republic of Ireland; 14-17 July 1997; Note: The Institution of Electrical Engineers has merged to become the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
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Item ID: 16637
Depositing User: Laurence Dooley
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2009 16:49
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 20:30
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