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A Nonsymmetric Mixture Model for Unsupervised Image Segmentation

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2 Author(s)
Thanh Minh Nguyen ; Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Univ. of Windsor, Windsor, ON, Canada ; Wu, Q.M.J.

Finite mixture models with symmetric distribution have been widely used for many computer vision and pattern recognition problems. However, in many applications, the distribution of the data has a non-Gaussian and nonsymmetric form. This paper presents a new nonsymmetric mixture model for image segmentation. The advantage of our method is that it is simple, easy to implement, and intuitively appealing. In this paper, each label is modeled with multiple D-dimensional Student's t-distribution, which is heavily tailed and more robust than Gaussian distribution. Expectation-maximization algorithm is adopted to estimate model parameters and to maximize the lower bound on the data log-likelihood from observations. Numerical experiments on various data types are conducted. The performance of the proposed model is compared with that of other mixture models, demonstrating the robustness, accuracy, and effectiveness of our method.

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Cybernetics, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:43 ,  Issue: 2 )