Brain-inspired robust delineation operator

Nicola Strisciuglio*, George Azzopardi, Nicolai Petkov

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Abstract

In this paper we present a novel filter, based on the existing COSFIRE filter, for the delineation of patterns of interest. It includes a mechanism of push-pull inhibition that improves robustness to noise in terms of spurious texture. Push-pull inhibition is a phenomenon that is observed in neurons in area V1 of the visual cortex, which suppresses the response of certain simple cells for stimuli of preferred orientation but of non-preferred contrast. This type of inhibition allows for sharper detection of the patterns of interest and improves the quality of delineation especially in images with spurious texture. We performed experiments on images from different applications, namely the detection of rose stems for automatic gardening, the delineation of cracks in pavements and road surfaces, and the segmentation of blood vessels in retinal images. Push-pull inhibition helped to improve results considerably in all applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer Vision – ECCV 2018 Workshops, Proceedings
EditorsLaura Leal-Taixé, Stefan Roth
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages555-565
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-11015-4
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-11014-7
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print/First online - 23 Jan 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event15th European Conference on Computer Vision, ECCV 2018 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 8 Sep 201814 Sep 2018
Conference number: 15

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume11131 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference15th European Conference on Computer Vision, ECCV 2018
Abbreviated titleECCV 2018
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period8/09/1814/09/18

Keywords

  • COSFIRE filter
  • Delineation push-pull inhibition

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