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A robust parametric active contour based on Fourier descriptors

Tao Li 1 Alexandre Krupa 1 Christophe Collewet 2
1 Lagadic - Visual servoing in robotics, computer vision, and augmented reality
CRISAM - Inria Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée , Inria Rennes – Bretagne Atlantique , IRISA-D5 - SIGNAUX ET IMAGES NUMÉRIQUES, ROBOTIQUE
2 FLUMINANCE - Fluid Flow Analysis, Description and Control from Image Sequences
CEMAGREF - Centre national du machinisme agricole, du génie rural, des eaux et forêts, Inria Rennes – Bretagne Atlantique
Abstract : This paper presents an optimal parametric active contour method based on Fourier descriptors to detect and track a contour from a sequence of images in real-time. The advan- tage of this approach is that not only convex but also concave contours can be considered. We also propose a method to ini- tialize the active contour using only three user's clicks in the first image of the sequence and to automatically re-initialize it when possible topological changes are detected during the tracking. Moreover, the algorithm is implemented on GPU to ensure the real-time tracking performance.
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Tao Li, Alexandre Krupa, Christophe Collewet. A robust parametric active contour based on Fourier descriptors. IEEE Int. Conf. on Image Processing, ICIP'11, Sep 2011, Bruxelles, Belgium. ⟨hal-00645326⟩

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