Edge Detection and Segmentation

  • Jean Michel Morel
  • Sergio Solimini
Part of the Progress in Nonlinear Differential Equations and Their Applications book series (PNLDE, volume 14)


In this chapter, we shall give a short survey of the segmentation problem as it appears in the research in Computer Vision and introduce the main ideas which lead to the choice of a variational approach. The terms like edge, segmentation, region and boundary will not receive a single definition since several theories and algorithms for defining them will be compared. These terms will be therefore assumed, in the beginning of this chapter, in their heuristic meaning


Image Segmentation Variational Formulation Edge Detection Segmentation Method Line Drawing 
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© Birkhäuser Boston 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean Michel Morel
    • 1
  • Sergio Solimini
    • 2
  1. 1.CEREMADEUniversité Paris-DauphineParis Cedex 16France
  2. 2.Srada provinciale Lecce-ArnesanoUniversità degli Studi di LecceLecceItaly

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