Neural Edge Detector - A Good Mimic of Conventional One Yet Robuster against Noise

  • Kenji Suzuki
  • Isao Horiba
  • Noboru Sugie
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2085)


This paper describes a new edge detector using a multilayer neural network, called a neural edge detector (NED), and its capacity for edge detection against noise. The NED is a supervised edge detector: the NED acquires the function of a desired edge detector through training. The experiments to acquire the functions of the conventional edge detectors were performed. The experimental results have demonstrated that the NED is a good mimic for the conventional edge detectors, moreover robuster against noise: the NED can detect the similar edges to those detected by the conventional edge detector; the NED is robuster against noise than the original one is.


Edge Detector Noisy Image Cellular Neural Network Active Contour Model Canny Edge Detector 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenji Suzuki
    • 1
  • Isao Horiba
    • 1
  • Noboru Sugie
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Information Science and TechnologyAichi Prefectural UniversityNagakuteJapan
  2. 2.Faculty of Science and TechnologyMeijo UniversityNagoyaJapan

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