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This paper presents a variation of fuzzy c-means (FCM) algorithm that provides image clustering. The proposed algorithm incorporates the local spatial information and gray level information in a novel fuzzy way. The new algorithm is called fuzzy local information C-Means (FLICM). FLICM can overcome the disadvantages of the known fuzzy c-means algorithms and(More)
This paper presents a novel fast model for active contours to detect objects in an image, based on techniques of curve evolution. The proposed model can detect objects whose boundaries are not necessarily defined by gradient, based on the minimization of a fuzzy energy, which can be seen as a particular case of a minimal partition problem. This fuzzy energy(More)
This paper presents a novel approach for object skeleton family extraction. The introduced technique utilizes a 2-D physics-based deformable model that parameterizes the objects shape. Deformation equations are solved exploiting modal analysis, and proportional to model physical characteristics, a different skeleton is produced every time, generating, in(More)
Human facial expression analysis and synthesis play a central role in the social context, being investigated by many psychologists over the time. Moreover, an increased interest has been shown in developing an automated facial expression analyzer capable of recognizing, classifying and then synthesizing human expressions on synthetic " talking heads ". This(More)
An accurate, computationally efficient, and fully automated algorithm for the alignment of two-dimensional (2-D) serially acquired sections forming a three-dimensional (3-D) volume is presented. The approach relies on the optimization of a global energy function, based on the object shape, measuring the similarity between a slice and its neighborhood in the(More)
This paper presents an accurate, very fast approach for the deformations of two-dimensional physically based shape models representing open and closed curves. The introduced models are much faster than other deformable models (e.g., finite-element methods). The approach relies on the determination of explicit deformation governing equations that involve(More)
In this paper we present a shot cut detection technique based on the fusion of information provided by three individual methods of analyzing both the static and the dynamic features of video sequences. The presented video analysis focuses on extracting multiple low-level content descriptors that once combined, enhance the shot boundary detection results(More)