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|Title:||A Flexible and Efficient Numerical Framework for Image Segmentation by Energy Minimization|
|Published:||August 22, 2010|
|Abstract:||A widely used approach to image segmentation is to define corresponding segmentation energies and to compute shapes that are minimizers of these energies. In this work, we introduce a flexible and efficient numerical framework for minimization of such energies. The framework enables use of various gradient descent flows, including H1 flows that are fast and stable. For this, we model the geometry explicitly and make use of shape differential calculus. We discretize the resulting partial differential equations using finite elements and obtain linear systems that can be solved efficiently. Incorporating spatial adaptivity, time step controls, topological changes results in a robust practical method.|
|Conference:||Workshop on Applications of Digital Geometry and Mathematical Morphology|
|Dates:||August 22-23, 2010|
|Keywords:||image segmentation, gradient descent flows, finite elements, adaptivity|
|Research Areas:||Imaging, Modeling|
|PDF version:||Click here to retrieve PDF version of paper (1MB)|