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A Robust Snake Implementation: A Dual Active Contour

Gunn, S.R. and Nixon, M.S. (1997) A Robust Snake Implementation: A Dual Active Contour IEEE Trans. on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, 19, (1), 63--68.

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A conventional active contour formulation suffers difficulty in appropriate choice of an initial contour and values of parameters. Recent approaches have aimed to resolve these problems but can compromise other performance aspects. To relieve the problem in initialisation, we use a dual active contour, which is combined with a local shape model to improve the parameterisation. One contour expands from inside the target feature, the other contracts from the outside. The two contours are inter-linked to provide a balanced technique with an ability to reject weak local energy minima.

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Published date: 1997
Organisations: Electronic & Software Systems, Southampton Wireless Group


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Date deposited: 29 Oct 2001
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 10:44

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