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A Charged Active Contour based on Electrostatics

Ronghua Yang, Majid Mirmehdi, Xianghua Xie, A Charged Active Contour based on Electrostatics. Advanced Concepts for Intelligent Vision Systems, ACIVS, pp. 173–184. September 2006. PDF, 1099 Kbytes. External information

Abstract

We propose a novel active contour model by incorporating particle based electrostatic interactions into the geometric active contour framework. The proposed active contour, embedded in level sets, propagates under the joint influence of a boundary attraction force and a boundary competition force. Unlike other contour models, the proposed vector field dynamically adapts by updating itself when a contour reaches a boundary. The model is then more invariant to initialisation and possesses better convergence abilities. Analytical and comparative results are presented on synthetic and real images.

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