Recursive shortest spanning tree algorithms for image segmentation

Image segmentation has an important role in image processing and the speed of the segmentation algorithm may become a drawback for some applications. This study analyzes the run time performances of some variations of the Recursive Shortest Spanning Tree Algorithm (RSST) and proposes simple but effective modifications on these algorithms to improve their speeds. In addition, the effect of link weight cost function on the run time performance and the segmentation quality is examined. For further improvement in the run time performance of the fastest sequential method, a distributed RSST algorithm is also proposed and evaluated.


Image segmentation with unified region and boundary characteristics within recursive shortest spanning tree
Esen, E.; Alp, Y. K. (2007-06-13)
The lack of boundary information in region based image segmentation algorithms resulted in many hybrid methods that integrate the complementary information sources of region and boundary, in order to increase the segmentation performance. In compliance with this trend, we propose a novel method to unify the region and boundary characteristics within the canonical Recursive Shortest Spanning Tree algorithm. The main idea is to incorporate the boundary information in the distance metric of RSST with minor cha...
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N. Bayramoglu and C. F. Bazlamaçcı, “Recursive shortest spanning tree algorithms for image segmentation,” 2005, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: