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FPGA implementation of an image segmentation algorithm using logarithmic arithmetic

Bannister, R. and Gregg, David and Wilson, Scott and Nisbet, Andy (2005) FPGA implementation of an image segmentation algorithm using logarithmic arithmetic. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Abstract

Image segmentation is a process used in computer vision to automatically divide up an image. We investigate the suitability of FPGAs and Log Arithmetic for image processing. We implemented a Bayesian pixel-based segmentation algorithm in hardware, and found that certain portions of the algorithm running on a mid-range FPGA could significantly outperform an implementation running on a high-end PC.

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