Sixth European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Budapest, Hungary
September 5-9, 1999

Fuzzy Segmentation of Lip Image Using Cluster Analysis

Alan W.C. Liew, K. L. Sum, S. H. Leung, Wai H. Lau

Department of Electronic Engineering, City University of Hong Kong

A clustering-based lip segmentation algorithm is described here. The fuzzy clustering algorithm presented here is able to take into account the local smoothness property of image data. The objective functional of our algorithm utilizes a new distance metric that takes into account the influence of the neighboring pixels on the centre pixel in a 3 by 3 window. Computational steps involved in the segmentation of color lip image and segmentation result for a set of color lip images are given.

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Bibliographic reference.  Liew, Alan W.C. / Sum, K. L. / Leung, S. H. / Lau, Wai H. (1999): "Fuzzy segmentation of lip image using cluster analysis", In EUROSPEECH'99, 335-338.