Kernel fuzzy similarity measure-based spectral clustering for image segmentation

Yifang Yang, Yuping Wang, Yiu Ming CHEUNG

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Spectral clustering has been successfully used in the field of pattern recognition and image processing. The efficiency of spectral clustering, however, depends heavily on the similarity measure adopted. A widely used similarity measure is the Gaussian kernel function where Euclidean distance is used. Unfortunately, the Gaussian kernel function is parameter sensitive and the Euclidean distance is usually not suitable to the complex distribution data. In this paper, a novel similarity measure called kernel fuzzy similarity measure is proposed first, Then this novel measure is integrated into spectral clustering to get a new clustering method: kernel fuzzy similarity based spectral clustering (KFSC). To alleviate the computational complexity of KFSC on image segmentation, Nystr m method is used in KFSC. At last, the experiments on three synthetic texture images are made, and the results demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed algorithm.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction
Subtitle of host publicationTowards Intelligent and Implicit Interaction - 15th International Conference, HCI International 2013, Proceedings
Number of pages8
EditionPART 5
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2013 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: 21 Jul 201326 Jul 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 5
Volume8008 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

User-Defined Keywords

  • image segmentation
  • kernel fuzzy-clustering
  • Nyström method
  • spectral clustering


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