Edge drawing: A heuristic approach to robust real-time edge detection

Topal C., AKINLAR C., Genç Y.

2010 20th International Conference on Pattern Recognition, ICPR 2010, İstanbul, Turkey, 23 - 26 August 2010, pp.2424-2427 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/icpr.2010.593
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.2424-2427
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


We propose a new edge detection algorithm that works by computing a set of anchor edge points in an image and then linking these anchor points by drawing edges between them. The resulting edgemap consists of perfect contiguous, one-pixel wide edges. The performance tests show that our algorithm is up to 16% faster than the fastest known edge detection algorithm, i.e., OpenCV implementation of the Canny edge detector. We believe that our edge detector is a novel step in edge detection and would be very suitable for the next generation real-time image processing and computer vision applications. © 2010 IEEE.