Accession Number:

ADA604454

Title:

Graph-cut Based Interactive Segmentation of 3D Materials-Science Images

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH MATERIALS AND MANUFACTURING DIRECTORATE

Report Date:

2014-04-26

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

Abstract Segmenting materials images is a laborious and time-consuming process, and automatic image segmentation algorithms usually contain imperfections and errors. Interactive segmentation is a growing topic in the areas of image processing and computer vision, which seeks to find a balance between fully automatic methods and fully-manual segmentation processes. By allowing minimal and simplistic interaction from the user in an otherwise automatic algorithm, interactive segmentation is able to simultaneously reduce the time taken to segment an image while achieving better segmentation results. Given the specialized structure of materials images and level of segmentation quality required, we show an interactive segmentation framework for materials images that has three key contributions 1 a multi-labeling approach that can handle a large number of structures while still quickly and conveniently allowing manual addition and removal of segments in real-time, 2 multiple extensions to the interactive toolswhich increase the simplicity of the interaction, and 3 a web interface for using the interactive tools in a clientserver architecture.

Subject Categories:

  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE