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A Dual Active Contour Incorporating Parametric Shape Description

Gunn, S.R. and Nixon, M.S., (1994) A Dual Active Contour Incorporating Parametric Shape Description Holt, M., Cowan, C., Grant, P. and Sandham, W. (eds.) At European Signal Processing. , pp. 435-438.

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Active contours are now established as a technique for extracting salient contours from an image. Unfortunately the original technique suffers from many problems. A novel model-based dual active contour, a method of integrating parametric shape information with two active contours, has been developed to overcome the primary problems; sensitivity to initialisation and undesirable attractions by insignificant localised or regionalised features. The robustness of the technique is demonstrated by application to the extraction of a head boundary for face location.

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Published date: September 1994
Additional Information: Address: Edinburgh, UK
Venue - Dates: European Signal Processing, 1994-09-01
Organisations: Electronic & Software Systems, Southampton Wireless Group


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Date deposited: 29 Oct 2001
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 10:42

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Author: S.R. Gunn
Author: M.S. Nixon
Editor: M. Holt
Editor: C. Cowan
Editor: P. Grant
Editor: W. Sandham

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