Figure-ground separation for vector graphics with contour detection

Takahiro Hayashi, Kazuho Shibata, Rikio Onai, Koji Abe

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Abstract

This paper reports a figure-ground separation method for vector graphics. Although figure-ground separation is an effective model to mirror human's perceptions to image segmentation, no figure-ground separation method for vector graphics has been studied. In this paper, we propose a novel figure-ground separation method for vector graphics. The method conducts figure-ground separation without rasterizing vector graphics. First the method finds the primitives that express the boundary between the figure and the ground in a vector graphic. Next the method extracts inner regions of the boundary as the figure and the other regions as the ground. We have evaluated the effectiveness of the method by comparing it with a traditional method for raster images using 126 vector graphics. The experimental results have shown that 81:7% of the vector graphics are correctly separated figure and ground by the proposed method and that this performance is 37:2% higher than the traditional method.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th IASTED International Conference on Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications, IMSA 2006
Pages192-197
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event8th IASTED International Conference on Signal and Image Processing, SIP 2006 and the 10th IASTED International Conference on Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications, IMSA2006 - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: 2006 Aug 142006 Aug 16

Other

Other8th IASTED International Conference on Signal and Image Processing, SIP 2006 and the 10th IASTED International Conference on Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications, IMSA2006
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI
Period06/8/1406/8/16

Keywords

  • Active contour model
  • Contour
  • Figure-ground separation
  • Image segmentation
  • Vector graphics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Hayashi, T., Shibata, K., Onai, R., & Abe, K. (2006). Figure-ground separation for vector graphics with contour detection. In Proceedings of the 10th IASTED International Conference on Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications, IMSA 2006 (pp. 192-197)