Thermal Infrared Pedestrian Image Segmentation Using Level Set Method
AbstractThe edge-based active contour model has been one of the most influential models in image segmentation, in which the level set method is usually used to minimize the active contour energy function and then find the desired contour. However, for infrared thermal pedestrian images, the traditional level set-based method that utilizes the gradient information as edge indicator function fails to provide the satisfactory boundary of the target. That is due to the poorly defined boundaries and the intensity inhomogeneity. Therefore, we propose a novel level set-based thermal infrared image segmentation method that is able to deal with the above problems. Specifically, we firstly explore the one-bit transform convolution kernel and define a soft mark, from which the target boundary is enhanced. Then we propose a weight function to adaptively adjust the intensity of the infrared image so as to reduce the intensity inhomogeneity. In the level set formulation, those processes can adaptively adjust the edge indicator function, from which the evolving curve will stop at the target boundary. We conduct the experiments on benchmark infrared pedestrian images and compare our introduced method with the state-of-the-art approaches to demonstrate the excellent performance of the proposed method. View Full-Text
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Qiao, Y.; Wei, Z.; Zhao, Y. Thermal Infrared Pedestrian Image Segmentation Using Level Set Method. Sensors 2017, 17, 1811.
Qiao Y, Wei Z, Zhao Y. Thermal Infrared Pedestrian Image Segmentation Using Level Set Method. Sensors. 2017; 17(8):1811.Chicago/Turabian Style
Qiao, Yulong; Wei, Ziwei; Zhao, Yan. 2017. "Thermal Infrared Pedestrian Image Segmentation Using Level Set Method." Sensors 17, no. 8: 1811.
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