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|Title:||An iterative spanning forest framework for superpixel segmentation|
|Author:||Vargas-Muñoz, John E.|
Chowdhury, Ananda S.
Alexandre, Eduardo B.
Galvão, Felipe L.
Miranda, Paulo A. Vechiatto
Falcão, Alexandre X.
|Abstract:||Superpixel segmentation has emerged as an important research problem in the areas of image processing and computer vision. In this paper, we propose a framework, namely Iterative Spanning Forest (ISF), in which improved sets of connected superpixels (supervoxels in 3D) can be generated by a sequence of image foresting transforms. In this framework, one can choose the most suitable combination of ISF components for a given application-i.e., 1) a seed sampling strategy; 2) a connectivity function; 3) an adjacency relation; and 4) a seed pixel recomputation procedure. The superpixels in ISF structurally correspond to spanning trees rooted at those seeds. We present five ISF-based methods to illustrate different choices for those components. These methods are compared with a number of state-of-the-art approaches with respect to effectiveness and efficiency. Experiments are carried out on several datasets containing 2D and 3D objects with distinct texture and shape properties, including a high-level application, named sky image segmentation. The theoretical properties of ISF are demonstrated in the supplementary material and the results show ISF-based methods rank consistently among the best for all datasets|
|Editor:||IEEE Signal Processing Society|
|Appears in Collections:||IC - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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