SUPERCUT: An accurate and effective interactive image segmentation algorithm

Zhu, Qingsong, Shao, Ling, Song, Zhan and Xie, Yaoqin (2013) SUPERCUT: An accurate and effective interactive image segmentation algorithm. In: ICIP 2013 - 20th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, 15th - 18th September 2013, Melbourne, Australia.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICIP.2013.6738879

Abstract

The task of interactive image segmentation has attracted a significant attention in recent years. The ultimate goal is to extract an object with as few user interactions as possible. In this paper, we present SUPERCUT, a novel interactive algorithm for foreground object extraction and segmentation in images. In the algorithm, the mean shift algorithm with a boundary confidence prior is introduced to efficiently pre-segment the original image into super-pixels with precise boundary. Secondly, a Bayes decision theory is introduced to model and cluster the super-pixels so as to obtain an initial effective classification of super-pixels. To achieve a more accurate object segmentation result, a boundary refinement using Interactive rectangle box with GMM learning is adopted. Experimental results on a benchmark data set show that the proposed framework is highly effective and can accurately segment a wide variety of natural images with ease.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer Science and Digital Technologies
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2015 12:56
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:08
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/22950

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