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Region Finding

Aliases: Region Growing

Keywords: segmentation

Categories: Pattern Recognition and Image Processing

Author(s): Bob Beattie

The basic idea of region finding is to produce a segmentation of the image in which the regions (connected sets of pixels) found have a useful correspondence to projections of scene entities such as objects or surfaces. As such it is the (currently unpopular) dual of Edge Detection/Boundary Detection. There are two main approaches:

Measures of similarity/dissimilarity have ranged from simple average intensities to complex methods incorporating semantics.



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