Diffusing Vector Field of Gray-Scale Images for Image Segmentation

  • X. D. Zhuang
  • N. E. Mastorakis
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 27)


In this paper, a novel vector field transform is proposed for gray-scale images, which is based on the electrostatic analogy. By introducing the item of gray-scale difference into the repulsion vector between image points, the diffusing vector field is obtained by the transform. Then the primitive areas can be extracted based on the diffusing vector field with a proposed area-expanding method. A new image segmentation method is then presented by merging primitive areas. The experimental results prove the effectiveness of the proposed image segmentation method.


Vector Field Image Segmentation Test Image Image Point Background Area 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • X. D. Zhuang
    • 1
  • N. E. Mastorakis
    • 1
  1. 1.WSEAS Headquarters, Agiou Ioannou Theologou 17–2315773, ZografouGreece

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