Improvement of Active Net Model for Region Detection in an Image

Yoshitaka MATSUDA
Makoto OTA
Yasuaki SUMI
Yutaka FUKUI
Shigehiko MIKI

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E84-A    No.3    pp.720-726
Publication Date: 2001/03/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section of Selected Papers from the 13th Workshop on Circuits and Systems in Karuizawa)
Active Net,  region detection,  energy optimization,  image processing,  

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Processes in image recognition include target detection and shape extraction. Active Net has been proposed as one of the methods for such processing. It treats the target detection in an image as an energy optimization problem. In this paper, a problem of the conventional Active Net is presented and the new Active Net is proposed. The new net is improved the ability for detecting a target. Finally, the validity of the proposed net is confirmed by experimental results.