Automatic generation of image-segmentation processes

J. Reinhardt, W. E. Higgins

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Solutions to real-world image-segmentation problems typically require many image-processing steps. Unfortunately, the user must decide how to construct this sequence of steps for a given problem. So far, no system has been proposed to make the construction of these processes "easy" for the user. As a result, segmentation processes are often laboriously developed by an image-processing expert. We describe a method for automatically generating image-segmentation processes for arbitrary images. Our method uses cue-based image analysis. The user provides problem-specific information via easily defined cues. Two types of cues can be defined: (1) iconic cues, which are image-based and constructed by drawing directly onto the image data; and (2) symbolic cues, which are verbally specified facts. The cues are interpreted to help select image-processing functions. The user need not be an image-processing expert-he must only understand the significance of the specified cues for a particular problem.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number413780
Pages (from-to)791-795
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings - International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP
StatePublished - 1994
EventThe 1994 1st IEEE International Conference on Image Processing - Austin, TX, USA
Duration: Nov 13 1994Nov 16 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Signal Processing


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