Independent Histogram Pursuit for Segmentation of Skin Lesions

@article{DelgadoGmez2008IndependentHP,
  title={Independent Histogram Pursuit for Segmentation of Skin Lesions},
  author={David Delgado-G{\'o}mez and Constantine Butakoff and Bjarne K. Ersb\oll and William V. Stoecker},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering},
  year={2008},
  volume={55},
  pages={157-161}
}
In this paper, an unsupervised algorithm, called the Independent Histogram Pursuit (IHP), for segmenting dermatological lesions is proposed. The algorithm estimates a set of linear combinations of image bands that enhance different structures embedded in the image. In particular, the first estimated combination enhances the contrast of the lesion to facilitate its segmentation. Given an N-band image, this first combination corresponds to a line in N dimensions, such that the separation between… CONTINUE READING
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