Type

Conference Proceedings

Authors

Noel E. O'Connor
Kevin McGuinness

Subjects

Computer Science

Topics
image segmentation object segmentation image processing computational complexity graph cuts interactive segmentation training data interactive computer systems

Improved graph cut segmentation by learning a contrast model on the fly (2013)

Abstract This paper describes an extension to the graph cut interactive image segmentation algorithm based on a novel approach to addressing the well known small cut problem. The approach uses a generative contrast model to weight interaction potentials. The model attempts to capture the expected changes in color between adjacent pixels in the unlabeled area of the image using the adjacent pixels in the user interactions as training data. We compare our approach to the standard graph cuts algorithm and show that the contrast model allows a user to achieve a more accurate segmentation with fewer interactions. We additionally introduce a variant of the approach based on superpixels that further enhances performance but reduces computational complexity to ensure instant feedback for optimal user experience.
Collections Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Status = Published
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Engineering and Computing: School of Electronic Engineering
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Publication Type = Conference or Workshop Item
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Engineering and Computing: School of Computing
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science: Interactive computer systems
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science: Image processing
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres: CLARITY: The Centre for Sensor Web Technologies
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Engineering and Computing

Full list of authors on original publication

Noel E. O'Connor, Kevin McGuinness

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Noel E. O'Connor
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Dublin City University
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