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Differential Evolutionary Superpixel Segmentation
Gong, Yue-Jiao; Zhou, Yicong
2018-03
Source PublicationIEEE TRANSACTIONS ON IMAGE PROCESSING
ISSN1057-7149
Volume27Issue:3Pages:1390-1404
AbstractSuperpixel segmentation has been of increasing importance in many computer vision applications recently. To handle the problem, most state-of-the-art algorithms either adopt a local color variance model or a local optimization algorithm. This paper develops a new approach, named differential evolutionary superpixels, which is able to optimize the global properties of segmentation by means of a global optimizer. We design a comprehensive objective function aggregating within-superpixel error, boundary gradient, and a regularization term. Minimizing the within-superpixel error enforces the homogeneity of superpixels. In addition, the introduction of boundary gradient drives the superpixel boundaries to capture the natural image boundaries, so as to make each superpixel overlaps with a single object. The regularizer further encourages producing similarly sized superpixels that are friendly to human vision. The optimization is then accomplished by a powerful global optimizer-differential evolution. The algorithm constantly evolves the superpixels by mimicking the process of natural evolution, while using a linear complexity to the image size. Experimental results and comparisons with eleven state-of-the-art peer algorithms verify the promising performance of our algorithm.
KeywordSuperpixel segmentation differential evolution seeding preprocessing clustering
DOI10.1109/TIP.2017.2778569
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Indexed BySCI
Language英语
WOS Research AreaComputer Science ; Engineering
WOS SubjectComputer Science, Artificial Intelligence ; Engineering, Electrical & Electronic
WOS IDWOS:000418863500014
PublisherIEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC
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Gong, Yue-Jiao,Zhou, Yicong. Differential Evolutionary Superpixel Segmentation[J]. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON IMAGE PROCESSING,2018,27(3):1390-1404.
APA Gong, Yue-Jiao,&Zhou, Yicong.(2018).Differential Evolutionary Superpixel Segmentation.IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON IMAGE PROCESSING,27(3),1390-1404.
MLA Gong, Yue-Jiao,et al."Differential Evolutionary Superpixel Segmentation".IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON IMAGE PROCESSING 27.3(2018):1390-1404.
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