Edge detection based on orientation distribution of gradient images

Yao Wang, Sanjit K. Mitra

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Abstract

An edge detection scheme which exploits both the magnitude and orientation information of a gradient image is presented. A pixel with a large gradient is considered as an edge element only if the samples in its neighborhood have a unique orientation (straight edge) or a few strong directions (mixed edge). By making use of the orientation information, the proposed scheme can effectively distinguish between the edge points defining object boundaries and those constituting texture patterns. It is also insensitive to noise since the detection is based on the orientation assumed by the majority of the pixels in a neighborhood instead of the individual orientation or intensity variation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - ICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing
Editors Anon
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages2569-2572
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)078030033
StatePublished - 1991
EventProceedings of the 1991 International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing - ICASSP 91 - Toronto, Ont, Can
Duration: May 14 1991May 17 1991

Publication series

NameProceedings - ICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing
Volume4
ISSN (Print)0736-7791

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1991 International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing - ICASSP 91
CityToronto, Ont, Can
Period5/14/915/17/91

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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