Contour Detection and Hierarchical Image Segmentation

@article{Arbelez2011ContourDA,
  title={Contour Detection and Hierarchical Image Segmentation},
  author={Pablo Andr{\'e}s Arbel{\'a}ez and Michael Maire and Charless C. Fowlkes and Jitendra Malik},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence},
  year={2011},
  volume={33},
  pages={898-916}
}
This paper investigates two fundamental problems in computer vision: contour detection and image segmentation. We present state-of-the-art algorithms for both of these tasks. Our contour detector combines multiple local cues into a globalization framework based on spectral clustering. Our segmentation algorithm consists of generic machinery for transforming the output of any contour detector into a hierarchical region tree. In this manner, we reduce the problem of image segmentation to that of… CONTINUE READING
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