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Genetic algorithms for clustering in machine vision

Abstract: The paper presents a genetic algorithm for clustering objects in images based on their visual features. In particular, a novel solution code (named Boolean Matching Code) and a correspondent reproduction operator (the Single Gene Crossover) are defined specifically for clustering and are compared with other standard genetic approaches. The paper describes the clustering algorithm in detail, in order to show the suitability of the genetic paradigm and underline the importance of effective tuning of algorithm parameters to the application. The algorithm is evaluated on some test sets and an example of its application in automated visual inspection is presented.


Cucchiara, Rita "Genetic algorithms for clustering in machine vision" MACHINE VISION AND APPLICATIONS, vol. 11(1), pp. 1 -6 , 1998

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