Master of Science (MS)
Electrical and Computer Engineering
First Committee Member
Number of Pages
We introduce a wavelet domain image segmentation algorithm based on Normalized Cut (NCut) framework in this thesis. By employing the NCut algorithm we solve the perceptual grouping problem of image segmentation which aims at the extraction of the global impression of an image. We capitalize on the reduced set of data to be processed and statistical features derived from the wavelet-transformed images to solve graph partitioning more efficiently than before. Five orientation histograms are computed to evaluate similarity/dissimilarity measure of local structure. We use properties of the wavelet transform filtering to capture edge information in vertical, horizontal and diagonal orientations. This approach allows for direct processing of compressed data and results in faster implementation of NCut framework than that in the spatial domain and also decent quality of segmentation of natural scene images.
Cut; Domain; Framework; Image Segmentation; Wavelet
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Yao, Dongsheng, "Image segmentation in the wavelet domain using N-cut framework" (2001). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 1267.