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Multi-scale tensor vector field active contour

TitleMulti-scale tensor vector field active contour
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsKumar, A., A. Wong, D. A. Clausi, and P. Fieguth
Conference NameIEEE Conference on Image Processing
KeywordsActive Contour, multi-scale active contour, Multi-scale tensor vector field, Segmentation, Tensor Vector Field

Two major challenges faced in active contours are poor capture range and high sensitivity towards noise. Recently, the concept of tensor vector convolution (TVF) was introduced and shown to be promising in handling these challenges. However, in the presence of high noise levels, TVF may have difficulty in converging to the desired object boundary, particularly if the distance is great between the initial contour and the object boundary. To tackle this challenge, the concept of a multi-scale tensor vector field (MTVF) active contour is introduced to further reduce noise sensitivity. Comparing the performance of MTVF with multi-scale gradient vector field and multi-scale vector field convolution demonstrates that MTVF is more resilient to high noise levels as well as significantly reducing computation time

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