Applying fuzzy clustering method to color image segmentation
Citation: Proceedings of the 2015 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, M. Ganzha, L. Maciaszek, M. Paprzycki (eds). ACSIS, Vol. 5, pages 1049–1054 (2015)
Abstract. The goal of this paper was to apply fuzzy clustering algorithm known as Fuzzy C-Means to color image segmentation, which is an important problem in pattern recognition and computer vision. For computational experiments, serial and parallel versions were implemented. Both programs were tested using various parameters and random number generator seeds. Various distance measures were used: Euclidean, Manhattan metrics and two versions of Gower coefficient similarity measure. The F and Q segmentation evaluation measures and output images were used to assess the result of color segmentation. Serial and parallel program run times were compared.