Contour detection using enhanced snakes algorithm

Pong Chi YUEN*, Y. Y. Wong, Chong Sze TONG

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An enhanced snakes algorithm (ESA) for detecting object contours is designed and developed. In the ESA, a novel split and merge technique is added to the original snakes model to enhance the model to support the detection of concave object contours. A set of handtools is selected to evaluate the proposed algorithm, and the results are encouraging.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)202-204
Number of pages3
JournalElectronics Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 1996

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

User-Defined Keywords

  • Image classification
  • Image processing

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