A Multilevel Thresholding Approach Based on Improved Particle Swarm Optimization for Color Image Segmentation

  • Larissa Britto Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco
  • Luciano Pacífico Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco
  • Teresa Ludermir Universidade Federal de Pernambuco


In this paper, a hybrid Otsu and improved Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) algorithm is presented to deal with multilevel color image thresholding problem, named APSOW. In APSOW, the historical information represented by the local best solutions found so far by PSO population are permuted among the current population, using a randomized greedy process. APSOW also implements a weedout operator to prune the worst individuals from the population. The proposed APSOW is compared to other hybrid EAs and Otsu approaches from literature (include standard PSO model) through twelve benchmark color image problems, showing its potential and robustness.

Palavras-chave: Multilevel Image Thresholding, Particle Swarm Optimization, Color Image Segmentation, Evolutionary Computing, Computer Vision


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BRITTO, Larissa; PACÍFICO, Luciano; LUDERMIR, Teresa. A Multilevel Thresholding Approach Based on Improved Particle Swarm Optimization for Color Image Segmentation. In: ENCONTRO NACIONAL DE INTELIGÊNCIA ARTIFICIAL E COMPUTACIONAL (ENIAC), 17. , 2020, Evento Online. Anais [...]. Porto Alegre: Sociedade Brasileira de Computação, 2020 . p. 306-317. ISSN 2763-9061. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5753/eniac.2020.12138.

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