In Pattern Recognition
Abstract Interactive image segmentation is an important application in computer vision for selecting objects of interest in images. Several interactive segmentation methods are based on distance transform algorithms. However, the most known distance transform, geodesic distance, is sensitive to noise in the image and to seed placement. Recently, the Dahu pseudo-distance, a continuous version of the minimum barrier distance (MBD), is proved to be more powerful than the geodesic distance in noisy and blurred images.