International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems

Volume 12, Issue 1, November 2018, Pages 379 - 386

Fusion of Measures for Image Segmentation Evaluation

Authors
Macmillan Simfukwe, Bo Peng*, Tianrui Li
School of Information Science and Technology, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, 611756, China
*Corresponding author. Email: csbpeng@126.com
Corresponding Author
Bo Peng
Received 5 January 2019, Accepted 11 January 2019, Available Online 28 January 2019.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ijcis.2019.125905654How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Image segmentation evaluation; Data fusion; Discrete Cosine Transform; Classifier model
Abstract

Image segmentation is an important task in image processing. However, no universally accepted quality scheme exists for evaluating the performance of various segmentation algorithms or just different parameterizations of the same algorithm. In this paper, an extension of a fusion-based framework for evaluating image segmentation quality is proposed. This framework uses supervised image segmentation evaluation measures as features. These features are combined together and used to train and test a number of classifiers. Preliminary results for this framework, using seven evaluation measures, were reported with an accuracy rate of 80%. In this study, ten image segmentation evaluation measures are used, nine of which have already been proposed in literature. Moreover, one novel measure is proposed, based on the Discrete Cosine Transform (DCT), and is thus named the DCT metric. Before applying it in the fusion-based framework, the DCT metric is first compared with some state-of-the-art evaluation measures. Experimental results demonstrate that the DCT metric outperforms some existing measures. The extended fusion-based framework for image segmentation evaluation proposed in the study outperforms the original fusion-based framework, with an accuracy rate of 86% and a large Kappa value equal to 0.72. Hence, the novelty in this paper is in two aspects: firstly, the DCT metric and secondly, the extension of the fusion-based framework for evaluation of image segmentation quality.

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Journal
International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems
Volume-Issue
12 - 1
Pages
379 - 386
Publication Date
2019/01/28
ISSN (Online)
1875-6883
ISSN (Print)
1875-6891
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ijcis.2019.125905654How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2019 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press SARL.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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