A Bio-inspired Neural Model for Colour Image Segmentation

  • Francisco Javier Díaz-Pernas
  • Míriam Antón-Rodríguez
  • José Fernando Díez-Higuera
  • Mario Martínez-Zarzuela
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5064)


This paper describes a multi-scale neural model to enhance regions and extract contours of colour-texture image taking into consideration the theory for visual information processing in the early stages of human visual system. It is composed of two main components: the Colour Opponent System (COS) and the Chromatic Segmentation System (CSS). The structure of the CSS architecture is based on BCS/FCS systems, so the proposed architecture maintains the essential qualities of the base model such as illusory contours extraction, perceptual grouping and discounting the illuminant. Experiments performed show the good visual results obtained and the robustness of the model when processing images presenting different levels of noise.


image analysis image segmentation neural network multiple scale model Boundary Contour System Feature Contour System enhancing colour image regions colour-opponent processes 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francisco Javier Díaz-Pernas
    • 1
  • Míriam Antón-Rodríguez
    • 1
  • José Fernando Díez-Higuera
    • 1
  • Mario Martínez-Zarzuela
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Signal Theory, Communications and Telematics Engineering Telecommunications Engineering SchoolUniversity of ValladolidValladolidSpain

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