A self-organizing tree map approach for image segmentation

Hao Song Kong, Ling Guan, Sun Yuan Kung

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In this paper, an efficient image segmentation approach by using a self-organizing tree map (SOTM) is proposed. The SOTM neural network is first employed for the coarse segmentation to obtain the global clustering information of the image. Then, a pixel-based classification scheme that utilizes the local features is used to refine the segmentation. The proposed approach considers both global distributions of the image and local pixel characteristics; experimental results clearly show that images can be segmented into meaningful objects or parts. One of the advantages of the proposed approach is that the features used for the coarse segmentation can still be used to help make the final decision of the segmentation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICSP 2002 - 2002 6th International Conference on Signal Processing, Proceedings
EditorsBaozong Yuan, Xiaofang Tang
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)0780374886
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002
Event6th International Conference on Signal Processing, ICSP 2002 - Beijing, China
Duration: Aug 26 2002Aug 30 2002

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Signal Processing Proceedings, ICSP


Other6th International Conference on Signal Processing, ICSP 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Science Applications


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