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A Hybride Active Contour Model Driven by Global and Local Image Information

  • Xu LiEmail author
  • Hairong Liu
  • Yu Xing
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Abstract

In this paper, a novel active contour model based on hybrid image fitting energy which utilizes both global and local image information is proposed. Two fitting images are constructed to approximate the original image and the square of the original image. Both global and local image information are incorporated into these two fitting images. Based on these two fitting images, a hybrid image fitting energy, which is then minimized in a variational level set framework to guide the evolving contours to the desired boundaries. The proposed approach is validated by experiments on both synthetic and real images. The experiments demonstrate that the proposed model is more efficient and robust for segmenting different kinds of images compared with several typical active contour models.

Keywords

Image segmentation Intensity inhomogeneity Active contour Level set Hybrid model 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The author (Hairong Liu) was supported by Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province (BK20140965) and Natural Science Foundation of the Jiangsu Higher Education Institutions of China (14KJB110010). The author (Yu Xing) was supported by the Natural Science Foundation for Youths of Jiangsu Province (BK20171072), the Natural Science Foundation of the Higher Education Institutions of Jiangsu Province (17KJB110007) and the Open Project of Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Financial Engineering (NSK2015-15).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Mathematical SciencesZhejiang UniversityHangzhouChina
  2. 2.School of ScienceNanjing Forestry UniversityNanjingChina
  3. 3.School of FinanceNanjing Audit UniversityNanjingChina

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