A simple unsupervised MRF model based image segmentation approach

@article{Sarkar2000ASU,
  title={A simple unsupervised MRF model based image segmentation approach},
  author={Anjan Sarkar and Manoj Kumar Biswas and K. M. S. Sharma},
  journal={IEEE transactions on image processing : a publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society},
  year={2000},
  volume={9 5},
  pages={801-12}
}
A simple technique has been suggested to obtain optimal segmentation based on tonal and textural characteristics of an image using the Markov random field (MRF) model. The technique takes an initially over segmented image as well as the original image as its inputs and defines an MRF over the region adjacency graph (RAG) of the initially segmented regions. A tonal-region based segmentation technique due to Kartikeyan and Sarkar (1989) has been used for initial segmentation. The energy function… CONTINUE READING
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