Segmentation technique of an image

  • US 7,386,167 B2
  • Filed: 06/09/2005
  • Issued: 06/10/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/21/2004
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A method for segmentation of an image into a plurality of image areas, the method comprising the steps of:

  • (a) acquiring a plurality of representative colors, the representative colors being predetermined irrespective of a color histogram of the image;

    (b) determining a weight associated with each of the plurality of representative colors;

    (c) calculating weighted color difference index values associated with the plurality of representative colors according to the weights, respectively, with respect to each pixel constituting the image, the weighted color difference representing difference in color between an individual color representing color of each pixel constituting the image and each of the plurality of representative colors; and

    (d) performing segmentation of the image into the plurality of image areas according to the weighted color difference index values by classifying the individual color into one of a plurality of representative color regions associated with the plurality of representative colors.

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