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Author(s): Alex F. de Araújo
João Manuel R. S.Tavares
Title: Novel image enhancement method based on an artificial life model
Issue Date: 2012
Abstract: In this work, a method to enhance images based on a new artificial life model is presented. The model is inspired on the behaviour of a herbivore organism, when this organism is in a certain environment and selects its food. This organism travels through the image iteratively, selecting the more suitable food and eating parts of it in each iteration. The path that the organism travels through in the image is defined by a priori knowledge about the environment and how it should move in it. Here, we modeled the control and perception centers of the organism, as well as the simulation of its actions and effects on the environment. To demonstrate the efficiency of our method quantitative and qualitative results of the enhancement of synthetic and real images with low contrast and different levels of noise are presented. Obtained results confirm the ability of the new artificial life model for improving the contrast of the objects in the input images.
Subject: Ciências Tecnológicas, Outras ciências da engenharia e tecnologias
Technological sciences, Other engineering and technologies
Scientific areas: Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias::Outras ciências da engenharia e tecnologias
Engineering and technology::Other engineering and technologies
Source: 10th World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM 2012)
Document Type: Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Internacional
Rights: openAccess
Appears in Collections:FEUP - Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Internacional

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