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Fuzzy Mode Enhancement and Detection for Color Image Segmentation

  • Olivier Losson1Email author,
  • Claudine Botte-Lecocq1 and
  • Ludovic Macaire1
EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing20082008:542378

Received: 20 July 2007

Accepted: 27 January 2008

Published: 17 February 2008


This work lies within the scope of color image segmentation by pixel classification. The classes of pixels are constructed by detecting the modes of the spatial-color compactness function, which characterizes the image by taking into account both the distribution of colors in the color space and their spatial location in the image plane. A fuzzy transformation of this function is performed, based on fuzzy morphological operators specifically designed for mode detection. Experimental segmentation results, using several synthetic and benchmark images, show the interest of the proposed method.


ColorImage ProcessingCompactness FunctionPattern RecognitionComputer Vision

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Authors’ Affiliations

Laboratoire LAGIS (CNRS UMR 8146), Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille, Villeneuve d'Ascq Cédex, France


© Olivier Losson et al. 2008

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