Image segmentation by using image abstraction and 3D information

Yoshihiro Sugaya, Hiroko Tsuchida, Shinichiro Omachi

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In this paper, we propose a novel image segmentation method exploiting an image abstraction method aiming for the application of image transmission and object-based image compression under very narrow bandwidth. Image abstraction is a method which reduces the complexity of a photograph and changes it into a picture like an artwork. In addition, our proposed method utilizes distance information obtained by a stereo camera and plane fitting. We conducted experiments using images obtained by two distinct stereo cameras and Inria 3DMovie Dataset v1, and subjectively confirmed that the proposed method is effective and promising.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)474-483
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of the Institute of Image Electronics Engineers of Japan
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • Image abstraction
  • Image segmentation
  • Image simplification
  • Parallax information
  • Stereo camera

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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