18 August 1997 Texture image segmentation using a structured artificial neural network
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Proceedings Volume 3185, Automatic Inspection and Novel Instrumentation; (1997) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.284029
Event: ISMA '97 International Symposium on Microelectronics and Assembly, 1997, Singapore, Singapore
Texture is one of the important characteristics used in identifying objects or regions of interest in an image. Statistical approach algorithms for image classifications are very poor techniques in identifying texture in particular the spatial gray level dependence method (SGLDM). The main disadvantage is the intensive computation required for this algorithm. The advantage of using ANN is less computational time once the network is trained and constructed in a parallel architecture. To improve the computational speed and parallelism further a structured ANN is used. Here, we will describe the use of this ANN for textured image segmentation. A structural artificial neural network with three sub-networks is proposed to estimate the SGLDM algorithm. A texture image segmentation system can be built by using this network and searching window method. The advantage of this design is that the ANN structure is a feed-forward network, so that the system can be built in a pile-line fashion. One of the applications can be the object searching in wafer or VLSI circuit inspection.
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Alex W. H. Lee, Alex W. H. Lee, W. F. Tse, W. F. Tse, Lee Ming Cheng, Lee Ming Cheng, L. L. Cheng, L. L. Cheng, "Texture image segmentation using a structured artificial neural network", Proc. SPIE 3185, Automatic Inspection and Novel Instrumentation, (18 August 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.284029; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.284029

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