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Department of Computing and Information Systems Umm Al Qura University, Canada
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IJCTE 2015 Vol.7(6): 489-494 ISSN: 1793-8201
DOI: 10.7763/IJCTE.2015.V7.1007

Robust Interactive Segmentation Using Color Histogram and Contourlet Transform

Guoheng Huang and Chi-Man Pun
Abstract—Efficient and accurate image segmentation is an important task in computer vision and object recognition. Since fully automatic image segmentation is hard to handle with natural images and texture images with complex background, thus interactive scheme with a few simple user inputs is a very good addition to image segmentation. For the purpose to accurately extract objects from different images, this paper presents a color histogram and Contourlet transform based interactive image segmentation. In the initialization stage, a superpixel based initial segmentation is applied to the original image. After that, the original image will be divided into a certain number of superpixels. Then, each superpixel will be represented by a novel superpixel feature based on color histogram and Contourlet transform. Finally, by using user-defined strokes, we merge the superpixels which are similar to marked object superpixels and merge the superpixels similar to marked background superpixels, until classify all superpixels. The computational complexity is analyzed, and comparative experimental results show that the proposed scheme can reliably and rapidly extract the desired object from the complex background.

Index Terms—Interactive segmentation, color histogram, superpixel, Contourlet transform, region merging.

All authors were with the Department of Computer and Information Science, University of Macau, Macau, China (e-mail: yb27405@umac.mo, cmpun@umac.mo).


Cite:Guoheng Huang and Chi-Man Pun, "Robust Interactive Segmentation Using Color Histogram and Contourlet Transform," International Journal of Computer Theory and Engineering vol. 7, no. 6, pp. 489-494, 2015.

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