Ray-based color image segmentation (2008)
We propose a ray-based segmentation method for color images. A segment is represented by a centroid and evenly-distributed rays shooting out from it. First, a bottom-up low-level boundary detection process coarsely constructs candidate segments. Then, two top-down learning processes, mid-level intra-segment learning and high-level inter-segment learning, create the best segments. Segments are created sequentially until all pixels are classified. The number of segments is determined automatically. we test our method on the Berkeley Segmentation Dataset. Evaluation results show that our algorithm produces better results than those of the Normalized Cuts segmentation method.
In Canadian Conference on Computer and Robot Vision 2008.

Benjamin Kuipers Formerly affiliated Faculty kuipers [at] cs utexas edu
Yong Jae Lee Ph.D. Alumni yjlee0222 [at] mail utexas edu
Changhai Xu Ph.D. Alumni changhai [at] cs utexas edu