Analysis of Tensor-Based Image Segmentation Using Echo State Networks

  • Charles Donkor
  • Emmanuel Sam
  • Sebastián BasterrechEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11472)


In pixel classification-based segmentation both the quality of the feature set and the pixel classification technique employed may influence the accuracy of the process. Motivated by the potential of Structural Tensors in the extraction of hidden information about texture between neighboring pixels and the computational capabilities of Echo State Network (ESN), this study proposes a tensor-based segmentation approach using the standard ESN. The pixel features of the image are initially extracted by incorporating Structural Tensors in order to enrich it with information about image texture. Then the resulting feature set is fed into ESN and the output is trained to classify unseen pixels from the testing set. The effect of the two main parameters that impact the accuracy of ESN: reservoir size and spectral radius, was also evaluated. The results are promising when compared to recent state-of-the-art segmentation approaches.


Image segmentation Image processing Echo State Network Support Vector Machine Feature extraction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Cape CoastCape CoastGhana
  2. 2.School of Computing and TechnologyWisconsin International University CollegeAccraGhana
  3. 3.Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Electrical EngineeringCzech Technical UniversityPragueCzech Republic

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