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TitleIFT-SLIC: A general framework for superpixel generation based on simple linear iterative clustering and image foresting transform
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Author1 Alexandre, Eduardo Barreto
2 Chowdhury, Ananda Shankar
3 Falcão, Alexandre Xavier
4 Miranda, Paulo A. Vechiatto
Affiliation1 Institute of Mathematics and Statistics (IME), Dept. of Computer Science, University of São Paulo (USP)
2 Dept. of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India
3 Institute of Computing, Dept. of Information Systems, University of Campinas
4 Institute of Mathematics and Statistics (IME), Dept. of Computer Science, University of São Paulo (USP)
EditorPapa, João Paulo
Sander, Pedro Vieira
Marroquim, Ricardo Guerra
Farrell, Ryan
Conference NameConference on Graphics, Patterns and Images, 28 (SIBGRAPI)
Conference LocationSalvador
DateAug. 26-29, 2015
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Publisher CityLos Alamitos
Book TitleProceedings
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KeywordsSimple Linear Iterative Clustering
Image Foresting Transform
unsupervised segmentation
AbstractImage representation based on superpixels has become indispensable for improving efficiency in Computer Vision systems. Object recognition, segmentation, depth estimation, and body model estimation are some important problems where superpixels can be applied. However, superpixels can influence the efficacy of the system in positive or negative manner, depending on how well they respect the object boundaries in the image. In this paper, we improve superpixel generation by extending a popular algorithm - Simple Linear Iterative Clustering (SLIC) - to consider minimum path costs between pixel and cluster centers rather than their direct distances. This creates a new Image Foresting Transform (IFT) operator that naturally defines superpixels as regions of strongly connected pixels by choice of the most suitable path-cost function for a given application. Non-smooth connectivity functions are also explored in our IFT-SLIC approach leading to improved performance. Experimental results indicate better superpixel extraction using the proposed approach as compared to that of SLIC. > SDLA > SIBGRAPI 2015 > IFT-SLIC: A general...
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