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A fast external force field for parametric active contour segmentation

Jonas De Vylder UGent, Koen Douterloigne UGent and Wilfried Philips UGent (2010) LECTURE NOTES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE. 6474. p.125-134
abstract
Active contours or snakes are widely used for segmentation and tracking. We propose a new active contour model, which converges reliably even when the initialization is far from the object of interest. The proposed segmentation technique uses an external energy function where the energy slowly decreases in the vicinity of an edge. Based on this energy a new external force field is defined. Both energy function and force field are calculated using an efficient dual scan line algorithm. The proposed force field is tested on computational speed, its effect on the convergence speed of the active contour and the segmentation result. The proposed method gets similar segmentation results as the gradient vector flow and vector field convolution active contours, but the force field needs significantly less time to calculate.
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Active contours, computer vision, segmentation, image analysis, edge and force propagation
in
LECTURE NOTES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
Lect. Notes Comput. Sci.
editor
Jacques Blanc-Talon, Don Bone, Wilfried Philips UGent, Dan Popescu and Paul Scheunders
volume
6474
issue title
Advanced concepts for intelligent vision systems 2010
pages
125 - 134
publisher
Springer
place of publication
Berlin, Germany
conference name
12th International conference on Advanced Concepts for Intelligent Vision Systems (ACIVS 2010)
conference location
Sydney, Australia
conference start
2010-12-13
conference end
2010-12-16
Web of Science type
Proceedings Paper
Web of Science id
000287941400013
ISSN
0302-9743
ISBN
9783642176876
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-17688-3_13
language
English
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1016853
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1016853
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2010-08-02 14:33:35
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  abstract     = {Active contours or snakes are widely used for segmentation and tracking. We propose a new active contour model, which converges reliably even when the initialization is far from the object of interest. The proposed segmentation technique uses an external energy function where the energy slowly decreases in the vicinity of an edge. Based on this energy a new external force field is defined. Both energy function and force field are calculated using an efficient dual scan line algorithm. The proposed force field is tested on computational speed, its effect on the convergence speed of the active contour and the segmentation result. The proposed method gets similar segmentation results as the gradient vector flow and vector field convolution active contours, but the force field needs significantly less time to calculate.},
  author       = {De Vylder, Jonas and Douterloigne, Koen and Philips, Wilfried},
  booktitle    = {LECTURE NOTES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE},
  editor       = {Blanc-Talon, Jacques and Bone, Don and Philips, Wilfried and Popescu, Dan and Scheunders, Paul},
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  issn         = {0302-9743},
  keyword      = {Active contours,computer vision,segmentation,image analysis,edge and force propagation},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Sydney, Australia},
  pages        = {125--134},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  title        = {A fast external force field for parametric active contour segmentation},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-17688-3\_13},
  volume       = {6474},
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Chicago
De Vylder, Jonas, Koen Douterloigne, and Wilfried Philips. 2010. “A Fast External Force Field for Parametric Active Contour Segmentation.” In Lecture Notes in Computer Science, ed. Jacques Blanc-Talon, Don Bone, Wilfried Philips, Dan Popescu, and Paul Scheunders, 6474:125–134. Berlin, Germany: Springer.
APA
De Vylder, J., Douterloigne, K., & Philips, W. (2010). A fast external force field for parametric active contour segmentation. In J. Blanc-Talon, D. Bone, W. Philips, D. Popescu, & P. Scheunders (Eds.), LECTURE NOTES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (Vol. 6474, pp. 125–134). Presented at the 12th International conference on Advanced Concepts for Intelligent Vision Systems (ACIVS 2010), Berlin, Germany: Springer.
Vancouver
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De Vylder J, Douterloigne K, Philips W. A fast external force field for parametric active contour segmentation. In: Blanc-Talon J, Bone D, Philips W, Popescu D, Scheunders P, editors. LECTURE NOTES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE. Berlin, Germany: Springer; 2010. p. 125–34.
MLA
De Vylder, Jonas, Koen Douterloigne, and Wilfried Philips. “A Fast External Force Field for Parametric Active Contour Segmentation.” Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Ed. Jacques Blanc-Talon et al. Vol. 6474. Berlin, Germany: Springer, 2010. 125–134. Print.