Application of biologically inspired neural oscillators to colour image segmentation

Arfan Ghani, Ammar Belatreche, Liam Maguire, T. M. McGinnity, Liam McDaid

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Abstract

This study investigates the computing capabilities and potential applications of neural oscillators to grey scale and colour image segmentation, an important task in image understanding and object recognition. A proposed neural system that combines the synergy between neural oscillators and Kohonen self-organising maps (SOM) is presented. Colour image segmentation is achieved through temporal synchronisation of neural oscillators that are mapped to pixels of the same object. Neurons are organised in a two-dimensional grid and are locally connected through excitatory connections and globally connected to a common inhibitor. Self-organising maps form the basis of a colour reduction system whose output is fed to a 2D grid of neural oscillators such as each neuron is mapped to a pixel of the input image. Both chromatic and local spatial features are used. The proposed system is simulated in Matlab and its demonstration on real world colour images shows promising results and the emergence of a new bio-inspired approach for colour image segmentatio
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplication of biologically inspired neural oscillators to colour image segmentation
Pages1-8
Number of pages9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event2010 6th IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence, WCCI 2010 - 2010 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, IJCNN 2010 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 18 Jul 201023 Jul 2010

Conference

Conference2010 6th IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence, WCCI 2010 - 2010 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, IJCNN 2010
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period18/07/1023/07/10

Keywords

  • Image segmentation
  • Equations
  • Computer languages
  • Biomedical imaging

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    Ghani, A., Belatreche, A., Maguire, L., McGinnity, T. M., & McDaid, L. (2010). Application of biologically inspired neural oscillators to colour image segmentation. In Application of biologically inspired neural oscillators to colour image segmentation (pp. 1-8) https://doi.org/10.1109/IJCNN.2010.5596609