Encyclopedia of Biometrics

2009 Edition
| Editors: Stan Z. Li, Anil Jain

Image Segmentation

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-73003-5_1068

Image segmentation is a technique that partitions a given input image into several different regions, and each region shares common features, like similar texture, similar colors or semantically reasonable object. The goal of image segmentation is to map every pixel of image to a group that is meaningful to human. Image segmentation is, most of the time, used to locate the object of interest, and find boundaries between objects.

The partitioning of pixels in an image into sets based on a common characteristics.

 Deformable Models

 Gait Recognition, Silhouette-Based

 Hand shape

 Iris Super-Resolution

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