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On the Quantitative Evaluation of Edge Detection Schemes and their Comparison with Human Performance

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2 Author(s)
Fram, J.R. ; Finn and Fram, Inc. ; Deutsch, E.S.

A technique for the quantitative evaluation of edge detection schemes is presented. It is used to assess the performance of three such schemes using a specially-generated set of images containing noise. The ability of human subjects to distinguish the edges in the presence of noise is also measured and compared with that of the edge detection schemes. The edge detection schemes are used on a high-resolution satellite photograph with varying degrees of noise added in order to relate the quantitative comparison to real-life imagery.

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Computers, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:C-24 ,  Issue: 6 )