A Fast Algorithm for Multilevel Thresholding

  title={A Fast Algorithm for Multilevel Thresholding},
  author={Ping-Sung Liao and Tse-Sheng Chen and P. C. Chung},
  journal={J. Inf. Sci. Eng.},
Otsu reference proposed a criterion for maximizing the between-class variance of pixel intensity to perform picture thresholding. However, Otsu's method for image segmentation is very time-consuming because of the inefficient formulation of the be- tween-class variance. In this paper, a faster version of Otsu's method is proposed for improving the efficiency of computation for the optimal thresholds of an image. First, a criterion for maximizing a modified between-class variance that is… 

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