Evaluation of edge detectors using average risk

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    Abstract

    A new method for evaluation of edge detectors, based on the average risk of a decision, is discussed. The average risk is a performance measure well-known in Bayesian decision theory. Since edge detection can be regarded as a compound decision making process, the performance of an edge detector is context dependent. Therefore, the application of average risk to edge detection is non-trivial. The paper describes a method to estimate the probabilities on a number of different types of (context dependent) errors. A weighted sum of these estimated probabilities represents the average risk. The weight coefficients define the cost function. The method is suitable, not only for the comparison of edge operators, but also for the determination of the weaknesses and strengths of a certain edge operator. This is demonstrated with some well-known edge operators
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings 11th IAPR International Conference on Pattern Recognition, 1992. Vol.III. Conference C: Image, Speech and Signal Analysis
    Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
    PublisherIEEE
    Pages771-774
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)0-8186-2920-7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 30 Aug 1992
    Event11th International Conference on Pattern Recognition 1992 - The Hague, the Netherlands, The Hague, Netherlands
    Duration: 30 Aug 19923 Sep 1992
    Conference number: 11

    Conference

    Conference11th International Conference on Pattern Recognition 1992
    Abbreviated titleICPR 1992
    CountryNetherlands
    CityThe Hague
    Period30/08/923/09/92
    Other30 August - 3 September 1992

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    Keywords

    • IR-16506
    • METIS-113391

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    Spreeuwers, L. J., & van der Heijden, F. (1992). Evaluation of edge detectors using average risk. In Proceedings 11th IAPR International Conference on Pattern Recognition, 1992. Vol.III. Conference C: Image, Speech and Signal Analysis (pp. 771-774). Piscataway, NJ: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICPR.1992.202100