SEGMENTATION THROUGH EDGE-LINKING - Segmentation for Video-based Driver Assistance Systems

Andreas Laika, Adrian Taruttis, Walter Stechele

Abstract

This work aims to develop an image segmentation method to be used in automotive driver assistance systems. In this context it is possible to incorporate a priori knowledge from other sensors to ease the problem of localizing objects and to improve the results. It is however desired to produce accurate segmentations displaying good edge localization and to have real time capabilities. An edge-segment grouping method is presented to meet these aims. Edges of varying strength are detected initially. In various preprocessing steps edge-segments are formed. A sparse graph is generated from those using perceptual grouping phenomena. Closed contours are formed by solving the shortest path problem. Using test data fitting to the application domain, it is shown that the proposed method provides more accurate results than the well-known Gradient Vector Field Snakes.

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Laika A., Taruttis A. and Stechele W. (2009). SEGMENTATION THROUGH EDGE-LINKING - Segmentation for Video-based Driver Assistance Systems . In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computer Imaging Theory and Applications - Volume 1: IMAGAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2009) ISBN 978-989-8111-68-5, pages 43-49. DOI: 10.5220/0001770700430049


in Bibtex Style

@conference{imagapp09,
author={Andreas Laika and Adrian Taruttis and Walter Stechele},
title={SEGMENTATION THROUGH EDGE-LINKING - Segmentation for Video-based Driver Assistance Systems},
booktitle={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computer Imaging Theory and Applications - Volume 1: IMAGAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2009)},
year={2009},
pages={43-49},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001770700430049},
isbn={978-989-8111-68-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computer Imaging Theory and Applications - Volume 1: IMAGAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2009)
TI - SEGMENTATION THROUGH EDGE-LINKING - Segmentation for Video-based Driver Assistance Systems
SN - 978-989-8111-68-5
AU - Laika A.
AU - Taruttis A.
AU - Stechele W.
PY - 2009
SP - 43
EP - 49
DO - 10.5220/0001770700430049