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A Population-Based Automatic Clustering Algorithm for Image Segmentation


Publication Type:

Conference/Workshop Paper


The Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference Companion 2021


Clustering is one of the prominent approaches for image segmentation. Conventional algorithms such as k-means, while extensively used for image segmentation, suffer from problems such as sensitivity to initialization and getting stuck in local optima. To overcome these, population-based metaheuristic algorithms can be employed. This paper proposes a novel clustering algorithm for image segmentation based on the human mental search (HMS) algorithm, a powerful population-based algorithm to tackle optimisation problems. One of the advantages of our proposed algorithm is that it does not require any information about the number of clusters. To verify the effectiveness of our proposed algorithm, we present a set of experiments based on objective function evaluation and image segmentation criteria to show that our proposed algorithm outperforms existing approaches.


author = {Seyed Jalaleddin Mousavirad and Gerald Schaefer and Mahshid Helali Moghadam and Mehrdad Saadatmand},
title = {A Population-Based Automatic Clustering Algorithm for Image Segmentation},
month = {July},
year = {2021},
booktitle = {The Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference Companion 2021},
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