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International Journal of Image Processing and Vision Science

Abstract

Image segmentation is the basis for computer vision and object recognition. Watershed transform is one of the common methods used for region based segmentation. The previous watershed methods results in over segmentation. In this paper we present a novel method for efficient image segmentation by using bit-plane slicing and marker-controlled watershed. Bit-Plane slicing method produces the sliced image by taking the most significant bit of the image as the input to the bit-plane slicing algorithm. The output of the Bit-Plane slicing algorithm is used to produce the gradient image .The watershed segmentation algorithm is applied to the average of the marker image and the gradient image so as to get efficient segmentation result. Experimental results, shows that the proposed method reduces the memory consumption and computation.

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