Semantic image segmentation with a multi-dimensional Hidden Markov Model

Jiten, Joakim; Mérialdo, Bernard

Segmenting an image into semantically meaningful parts is a fundamental and challenging task in image analysis and scene understanding problems. These systems are of key importance for the new content based applications like object-based image and video compression. Semantic segmentation can be said to emulate the cognitive task performed by the human visual system (HVS) to decide what one "sees", and relies on a priori assumptions. In this paper, we investigate how this prior information can be modeled by learning the local and global context in images by using a multidimensional hidden Markov model. We describe the theory of the model and present experiments conducted on a set of annotated news videos.


DOI
Type:
Conference
Date:
2007-01-09
Department:
Data Science
Eurecom Ref:
2079
Copyright:
© Springer. Personal use of this material is permitted. The definitive version of this paper was published in and is available at : http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-69423-6_60

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