Image Segmentation

  • Alan Bundy
  • Lincoln Wallen
Part of the Symbolic Computation book series (SYMBOLIC)


Segmentation (in the context of image processing) is the action of splitting a grey-level image into meaningful subsets. For example a useful segmentation of a blood smear picture would detect each blood cell as a single object. This can generally be performed by low level processes or high level processes. Region finding <208> and line finding <121> are simple examples.


Hexagonal Convolution 


  1. [Brady 82]
    Brady, M. Computational approaches to image understanding. Computer Surveys 14, 1982Google Scholar
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    Fu K. S. and Mui J. K. A Survey on Image Segmentation. Pattern Recognition 13:3–16, 1981.MathSciNetCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan Bundy
    • 1
  • Lincoln Wallen
  1. 1.Department of Artificial IntelligenceEdinburgh UniversityEdinburghScotland

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