Extended power-based aggregation of distance functions and application in image segmentation

Marija Delić, Ljubo Nedović, E. Pap

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In this paper, we psropose a novel method for construction of a distance function and demonstrate its application in image segmentation. In algorithms for image segmentation, distance functions represent a criterion which divides pixels into groups of segments. We introduce two extended aggregation functions, extended powers productand extended weighted arithmetic mean of powers. Their relevant properties are examined, as well as certain resulting properties of distance functions, which are constructed by an application of mentioned aggregation functions. In addition, one pixel descriptor, which is motivated by Local Binary Patternfamily of descriptors (LBPs), is introduced and discussed. In the experimental section, we present an application of the introduced extended aggregation functions and descriptor, by a construction of a new distance function, used in Fuzzy c-Means Clustering Algorithm (FCM) for image segmentation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-173
Number of pages19
JournalInformation Sciences
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2019


  • Distance function
  • Extended aggregation function
  • Fuzzy c-Means algorithm
  • Image segmentation
  • Local binary pattern
  • Metrics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Artificial Intelligence

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