Snake Head Boundary Extraction using Local and Global Energy Minimisation


Gunn, S.R. and Nixon, M.S. (1996) Snake Head Boundary Extraction using Local and Global Energy Minimisation. IEEE Int. Conf. on Pattern Recognition, Vienna, Austria, , 581-585.

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Snakes are now a very popular technique for shape extraction by minimising a suitably formulated energy functional. A dual snake configuration using dynamic programming has been developed to locate a global energy minimum. This complements recent approaches to global energy minimisation via simulated annealing and genetic algorithms. These differ from a conventional evolutionary snake approach, where an energy function is minimised according to a local optimisation strategy and may not converge to extract the target shape, in contrast with the guaranteed convergence of a global approach. The new technique employing dynamic programming is deployed to extract the inner face boundary, along with a conventional normal-driven technique to extract the outer face boundary. Application to a database of 75 subjects showed that the outer contour was extracted successfully for 96% of the subjects and the inner contour was successful for 82%. The results demonstrated the benefits that could accrue from inclusion of face features, giving an appropriate avenue for future research.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Additional Information: Address: Vienna, Austria
Divisions: Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Comms, Signal Processing & Control
Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Electronic & Software Systems
ePrint ID: 250058
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2001
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 19:50
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/250058

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