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15 February 2012 Fast pseudo-semantic segmentation for joint region-based hierarchical and multiresolution representation
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Proceedings Volume 8305, Visual Information Processing and Communication III; 83050J (2012)
Event: IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging, 2012, Burlingame, California, United States
In this paper, we present a new scalable segmentation algorithm called JHMS (Joint Hierarchical and Multiresolution Segmentation) that is characterized by region-based hierarchy and resolution scalability. Most of the proposed algorithms either apply a multiresolution segmentation or a hierarchical segmentation. The proposed approach combines both multiresolution and hierarchical segmentation processes. Indeed, the image is considered as a set of images at different levels of resolution, where at each level a hierarchical segmentation is performed. Multiresolution implies that a segmentation of a given level is reused in further segmentation processes operated at next levels so that to insure contour consistency between different resolutions. Each level of resolution provides a Region Adjacency Graph (RAG) that describes the neighborhood relationships between regions within a given level of the multiresolution representation. Region label consistency is preserved thanks to a dedicated projection algorithm based on inter-level relationships. Moreover, a preprocess based on a quadtree partitioning reduces the amount of input data thus leading to a lower overall complexity of the segmentation framework. Experiments show that we obtain effective results when compared to the state of the art together with a lower complexity.
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Rafiq Sekkal, Clement Strauss, François Pasteau, Marie Babel, and Olivier Deforges "Fast pseudo-semantic segmentation for joint region-based hierarchical and multiresolution representation", Proc. SPIE 8305, Visual Information Processing and Communication III, 83050J (15 February 2012);

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