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Extraction of arbitrarily-shaped objects using stochastic multiple birth-and-death dynamics and active contours
Author(s): Maria S. Kulikova; Ian H. Jermyn; Xavier Descombes; Elena Zhizhina; Josiane Zerubia
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Paper Abstract

We extend the marked point process models that have been used for object extraction from images to arbitrarily shaped objects, without greatly increasing the computational complexity of sampling and estimation. The approach can be viewed as an extension of the active contour methodology to an a priori unknown number of objects. Sampling and estimation are based on a stochastic birth-and-death process defined in a space of multiple, arbitrarily shaped objects, where the objects are defined by the image data and prior information. The performance of the approach is demonstrated via experimental results on synthetic and real data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 January 2010
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7533, Computational Imaging VIII, 753306 (27 January 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.839191
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Maria S. Kulikova, EPI Ariana, CR INRIA Sophia Antipolis Méditerranée (France)
Ian H. Jermyn, EPI Ariana, CR INRIA Sophia Antipolis Méditerranée (France)
Xavier Descombes, EPI Ariana, CR INRIA Sophia Antipolis Méditerranée (France)
Elena Zhizhina, Institute of Information Transmission Problems (Russian Federation)
Josiane Zerubia, EPI Ariana, CR INRIA Sophia Antipolis Méditerranée (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7533:
Computational Imaging VIII
Charles A. Bouman; Ilya Pollak; Patrick J. Wolfe, Editor(s)

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