Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
A real-time segmentation scheme for continuous color images is presented in this paper. The proposed scheme consists of two main steps: (1) seed searching and region growing, (2) region-based change detection. A new color representation model, RBG-Ellipse, is proposed. This color model is similar to the HSI representation. However, the transformation between RGB and RGB-Ellipse is linear. Therefore, we are able to take advantage of noise tolerance processing as well as the efficiency in dealing with color difference computation. By using the proposed segmentation scheme, we implemented applications, (1) intelligent networked visual monitoring system and (2) user interface for distance learning to highlight the value of the proposed scheme. Users can view the results through our web site, http://www.can.tku.edu.tw.
Circuits and Systems, 2001. ISCAS 2001. The 2001 IEEE International Symposium on (Volume:2 ), pp.385-388