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T. Li, A. Krupa, C. Collewet. A robust parametric active contour based on Fourier descriptors. In IEEE Int. Conf. on Image Processing, ICIP'11, Brussels, Belgium, September 2011.

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This paper presents an optimal parametric active contour method based on Fourier descriptors to detect and track a contour from a sequence of images in real-time. The advan- tage of this approach is that not only convex but also concave contours can be considered. We also propose a method to ini- tialize the active contour using only three user's clicks in the first image of the sequence and to automatically re-initialize it when possible topological changes are detected during the tracking. Moreover, the algorithm is implemented on GPU to ensure the real-time tracking performance


Alexandre Krupa

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   Author = {Li, T. and Krupa, A. and Collewet, C.},
   Title = {A robust parametric active contour based on Fourier descriptors},
   BookTitle = {IEEE Int. Conf. on Image Processing, ICIP'11},
   Address = {Brussels, Belgium},
   Month = {September},
   Year = {2011}

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