United snakes

Jianming Liang, Tim McInerney, Demetri Terzopoulos

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Abstract

Since their debut in 1987, snakes (active contour models) have become a standard image analysis technique with several variants now in common use. We present a portable, reusable, software package called `United Snakes'. The package unites the most popular snake variants, including finite difference, B-spline, and Hermite polynomial snakes within the mathematical framework of a general finite element formulation with a choice of shape functions. The package furthermore incorporates a recently proposed snake-like technique known as `livewire'. We integrate snakes and livewire by introducing an effective method for imposing hard constraints on snakes. Our experiments demonstrate that snakes and livewire have complementary strengths and that their union offers a more powerful tool for interactive image analysis, especially for medical imaging applications. United Snakes is implemented in Java as a JavaBean so that it can easily be integrated in end-user application systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, United States
PublisherIEEE
Pages933-940
Number of pages8
Volume2
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1999 7th IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV'99) - Kerkyra, Greece
Duration: Sep 20 1999Sep 27 1999

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1999 7th IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV'99)
CityKerkyra, Greece
Period9/20/999/27/99

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Image analysis
Medical imaging
Software packages
Splines
Polynomials
Experiments

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Software

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Liang, J., McInerney, T., & Terzopoulos, D. (1999). United snakes. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (Vol. 2, pp. 933-940). Piscataway, NJ, United States: IEEE.

United snakes. / Liang, Jianming; McInerney, Tim; Terzopoulos, Demetri.

Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision. Vol. 2 Piscataway, NJ, United States : IEEE, 1999. p. 933-940.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Liang, J, McInerney, T & Terzopoulos, D 1999, United snakes. in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision. vol. 2, IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, United States, pp. 933-940, Proceedings of the 1999 7th IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV'99), Kerkyra, Greece, 9/20/99.
Liang J, McInerney T, Terzopoulos D. United snakes. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision. Vol. 2. Piscataway, NJ, United States: IEEE. 1999. p. 933-940
Liang, Jianming ; McInerney, Tim ; Terzopoulos, Demetri. / United snakes. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision. Vol. 2 Piscataway, NJ, United States : IEEE, 1999. pp. 933-940
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