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An object oriented segmentation on analog CNN chip

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4 Author(s)
P. Arena ; Dipt. Elettrico Elettronico e Sistemistico, Univ. degli Studi di Catania, Italy ; A. Basile ; M. Bucolo ; L. Fortuna

This paper introduces a real-time object oriented segmentation algorithm, designed and implemented on a new type of mixed analog/digital chip based on the cellular neural/nonlinear network (CNN) paradigm. The fully parallel architecture of the CNN processes all the pixels of an image at the same time, so the time spent for the image segmentation is independent of the number of objects in the image. This implementation of the segmentation algorithm is shown to well satisfy the real-time requirements both as a stand-alone processing procedure, and as a module inside the MPEG-4 video coding standard. Finally, the general purpose characteristics of the CNN universal chip allow to use the algorithm introduced as an efficient pre-processing procedure for many interesting image/video stand-alone applications.

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IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Fundamental Theory and Applications  (Volume:50 ,  Issue: 7 )