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Multi-Threshold Algorithm Based on Havrda and Charvat Entropy for Edge Detection in Satellite Grayscale Images

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Automatic edge detection of an image is considered a type of crucial information that can be extracted by applying detectors with different techniques. It is a main tool in pattern recognition, image segmentation, and scene analysis. This paper introduces an edge-detection algorithm, which generates multi-threshold values. It is based on non-Shannon measures such as Havrda & Charvat’s entropy, which is commonly used in gray level image analysis in many types of images such as satellite grayscale images. The proposed edge detection performance is compared to the previous classic methods, such as Roberts, Prewitt, and Sobel methods. Numerical results underline the robustness of the presented approach and different applications are shown.

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M. El-Sayed and H. Sennari, "Multi-Threshold Algorithm Based on Havrda and Charvat Entropy for Edge Detection in Satellite Grayscale Images," Journal of Software Engineering and Applications, Vol. 7 No. 1, 2014, pp. 42-52. doi: 10.4236/jsea.2014.71005.

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