17 December 2015 Weak edge enhancement based on contextual modulation of non-classical receptive field
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Proceedings Volume 9811, MIPPR 2015: Multispectral Image Acquisition, Processing, and Analysis; 98110M (2015) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2205463
Event: Ninth International Symposium on Multispectral Image Processing and Pattern Recognition (MIPPR2015), 2015, Enshi, China
Abstract
Edges and contours of an object contain a lot of information, so the detection and extraction of saliency edges and contours in the image become one of the most active issues in the research field of automatic target recognition. Weak edge enhancement plays an important role in contour detection. Based on psychophysical and physiological findings, a contour detection method which focuses on weak edge enhancement and inspired by the visual mechanism in the primary visual cortex (V1) is proposed in this paper. The method is divided in three steps. Firstly, the response of every single visual neuron in V1 is computed by local energy. Secondly, the local contrast which corresponds to the CRF is computed. If the local contrast in the image is below the low contrast threshold, expand NCRF to change the spatially modulatory range by increasing the NCRF radius. Thirdly, the facilitation and suppression (the contextual influence) on a neuron through horizontal interactions are obtained by using a spatially unified modulating function. We tested it on synthetic images and encouraging results were acquired.
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Jie Xiao, Jie Xiao, Chao Cai, Chao Cai, } "Weak edge enhancement based on contextual modulation of non-classical receptive field", Proc. SPIE 9811, MIPPR 2015: Multispectral Image Acquisition, Processing, and Analysis, 98110M (17 December 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2205463; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2205463
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