Title: Underwater image segmentation based on fast level set method

Authors: Yujie Li; Huiliang Xu; Yun Li; Huimin Lu; Seiichi Serikawa

Addresses: School of Information Engineering, Yangzhou University, 198 West Huayang Rd., Hanjiang, Yangzhou 225127, Jiangsu, China ' Jiangdu Water Conservancy Management Office, 133 Longcheng Rd., Jiangdu, Yangzhou 225200, Jiangsu, China ' School of Information Engineering, Yangzhou University, 198 West Huayang Rd., Hanjiang, Yangzhou 225127, Jiangsu, China ' Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu Institute of Technology, 1-1 Sensui, Tobata, Kitakyushu 804-8550, Fukuoka, Japan ' Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu Institute of Technology, 1-1 Sensui, Tobata, Kitakyushu 804-8550, Fukuoka, Japan

Abstract: Image segmentation is a fundamental process in image processing that has found application in many fields, such as neural image analysis, and underwater image analysis. In this paper, we propose a novel fast level set method (FLSM)-based underwater image segmentation method to improve the traditional level set methods by avoiding the calculation of signed distance function (SDF). The proposed method can speed up the computational complexity without re-initialisation. We also provide a fast semi-implicit additive operator splitting (AOS) algorithm to improve the computational complex. The experiments show that the proposed FLSM performs well in selecting local or global segmentation regions.

Keywords: underwater imaging; level set; image segmentation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCSE.2019.101879

International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering, 2019 Vol.19 No.4, pp.562 - 569

Available online: 27 Aug 2019 *

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