EDPF: A real-time parameter-free edge segment detector with a false detection control

AKINLAR C., Topal C.

International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence, vol.26, no.1, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1142/s0218001412550026
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: boundary/contour detection, edge segment validation, edge/edge segment detection, Helmholtz principle, Parameter-free edge detection, real-time imaging
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


We propose a real-time, parameter-free edge/edge segment detection algorithm based on our novel edge/edge segment detector, the edge drawing (ED) algorithm; hence the name edge drawing parameter free (EDPF). EDPF works by running ED with ED's parameters set at their extremes. This produces all edge segments in a given image with numerous false detections. The detected edge segments are then validated by an "a contrario" validation step due to the Helmholtz principle, which eliminates invalid detections leaving only "meaningful" edge segments. © 2012 World Scientific Publishing Company.