Variational models have been studied for image segmentation application since the Mumford-Shah functional was introduced in the late 1980s. In this paper, we focus on multiphase segmentation with a new regularization term that yields an unsupervised segmentation model. We propose a functional that automatically chooses a favorable number of phases as it segments the image. The primary driving force of the segmentation is the intensity fitting term while a phase scale measure complements the regularization term.We propose a fast, yet simple, brute-force numerical algorithm and present experimental results showing the robustness and stability of the proposed model.
- Cheeger Set
- Image segmentation
- Variational model
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design