A framework and user interface for automatic region based segmentation algorithms
McGuinness, Kevin and Keenan, Gordon and Adamek, Tomasz and O'Connor, Noel E. (2006) A framework and user interface for automatic region based segmentation algorithms. In: SAMT 2006 - First International Conference on Semantics And Digital Media Technology, December 6-8, 2006, Athens, Greece.
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In this paper we describe a framework and tool developed
for running and evaluating automatic region based segmentation algorithms. The tool was designed to allow simple integration of existing and future segmentation algorithms, both single image based algorithms and those that operate on video data. Our framework supports plug-in
segmenters, media decoders, and region-map codecs. We provide several sophisticated implementations of these plug-ins, including a video decoder capable of frame accurate decoding of a large variety of video formats, an
image decoder which also handles a comprehensive collection of formats, and a efficient implementation of a region-map codec. The tool includes both a graphical user interface to allow users to browse, visually inspect, and evaluate the algorithm output, and a batch processing interface for segmentation of large data collections. The application allows researchers to focus more on the development and evaluation of segmentation methods, relying on the framework for encoding/decoding input and output, and the front end for visualization.
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