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Evolutionary Approaches to Figure-Ground Separation

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Evolutionary Approaches to Figure-Ground Separation
The problem of figure-ground separation is tackled from the perspective of combinatorial optimization. Previous attempts have used deterministic optimization techniques based on relaxation and gradient descent-based search, and stochastic optimization techniques based on simulated annealing and microcanonical annealing. A mathematical model encapsulating the figure-ground separation problem that makes explicit the definition of shape in terms of attributes such as cocircularity, smoothness, proximity and contrast is described. The model is based on the formulation of an energy function that incorporates pairwise interactions between local image features in the form of edgels and is shown to be isomorphic to the interacting spin (Ising) system from quantum physics. This paper explores a class of stochastic optimization techniques based on evolutionary algorithms for the problem of figure-ground separation. A class of hybrid evolutionary stochastic optimization algorithms based on a comb...
Suchendra M. Bhandarkar, Xia Zeng
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Type Journal
Year 1999
Where APIN
Authors Suchendra M. Bhandarkar, Xia Zeng
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