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A Fast Algorithm for Colour Region Segmentation

Stark J P W, Mahdavieh Y & Tjahjadi T

Proc. Eurographics '82, 1982, 49-56


An algorithm is described which analyses colour scene in terms of regions. These regions are defined to have the same 'colour'. In this context the colour of a region is determined by its position in the CIE chromaticity diagram. The procedure outlined reduces the three-dimensional colour cube to a one-dimensional colour grey-scale. This approach significantly reduces the amount of data and also the amount of processing required in colour scene analysis.