A Segmentation Algorithm for Noisy Images

  • Soufiane Rital
  • Hocine Cherifi
  • Serge Miguet
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3691)


This paper presents a segmentation algorithm for gray-level images and addresses issues related to its performance on noisy images. It formulates an image segmentation problem as a partition of a weighted image neighborhood hypergraph. To overcome the computational difficulty of directly solving this problem, a multilevel hypergraph partitioning has been used. To evaluate the algorithm, we have studied how noise affects the performance of the algorithm. The α-stable noise is considered and its effects on the algorithm are studied.


graph hypergraph neighborhood hypergraph multilevel hypergraph partitioning image segmentation and noise removal 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Soufiane Rital
    • 1
  • Hocine Cherifi
    • 2
  • Serge Miguet
    • 1
  1. 1.LIRIS CNRSLyon II UniversityLyonFrance
  2. 2.LIRSIAUniversity of BourgogneDijonFrance

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