UCLA researchers in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering have developed a new edge algorithm to recognize objects and texture in digital images. The new algorithm outperform the state-of-the-art methods in visually impaired images.
Exponential growth in the amount of digital data generated by sensors and computers has caused great difficulty in analyzing the huge amount of the flooding data. In the past decades, many computer vision methods such as edge detection, object recognition, and machine learning algorithms have been developed for Big Data handling. The Canny edge detector is considered as a state-of-the-art however still can be further improved, especially under adverse image situations and conditions.
UCLA researchers proposed and demonstrated a new edge detection method where the image under analysis is passed through a phase transformation and the output phase image is post-processed to generate the edges and textures. The so-called Phase Stretch Transformation (PST) can be done by operating either in frequency domain or spatial domains.
Classification of object and texture in digital images.
The UCLA researchers have validated the new algorithm by demonstrating its utility in numerous example images including natural images and medical images.
|United States Of America||Issued Patent||10,275,891||04/30/2019||2014-840|