Conference Paper

Surface segmentation based on perceptual grouping

Dept. of Electron. & Commun. Eng., Zaragoza Univ.
DOI: 10.1109/ICIAP.1999.797616 Conference: Image Analysis and Processing, 1999. Proceedings. International Conference on
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ABSTRACT This paper deals with the achievement of the best contour grouping
of an image from the point of view of the probability that the grouping
corresponds to either an object or an object surface from the scene. For
the grouping of the contours, the principle of non-accidentally has been
used. This principle rests on psychological mechanisms of perceptual
organization such as proximity, co-linearity, co-curvilinearity,
convexity and closure. Neither do all mechanisms of perceptual
organization have the same degree of importance, nor are the primitives
they process equal. In consequence, we propose a novel approach for
perceptual grouping that takes into account the sequential order in the
application of the different mechanisms for grouping of primitives, so
that it will change in function the relative importance of the
perceptual mechanisms in each particular case

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