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Relative Fuzzy Connectedness and Object Definition: Theory, Algorithms, and Applications in Image Segmentation

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Relative Fuzzy Connectedness and Object Definition: Theory, Algorithms, and Applications in Image Segmentation
The notion of fuzzy connectedness captures the idea of "hanging-togetherness" of image elements in an object by assigning a strength of connectedness to every possible path between every possible pair of image elements. This concept leads to powerful image segmentation algorithms based on dynamic programming whose effectiveness has been demonstrated on 1,000s of images in a variety of applications. In the previous framework, a fuzzy connected object is defined with a threshold on the strength of connectedness. In this paper, we introduce the notion of relative connectedness that overcomes the need for a threshold and that leads to more effective segmentations. The central idea is that an object gets defined in an image because of the presence of other coobjects. Each object is initialized by a seed element. An image element c is considered to belong to that object with respect to whose reference image element c has the highest strength of connectedness. In this fashion, objec...
Jayaram K. Udupa, Punam K. Saha, Roberto de Alenca
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Type Journal
Year 2002
Where PAMI
Authors Jayaram K. Udupa, Punam K. Saha, Roberto de Alencar Lotufo
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