A Novel Method for Grayscale Image Segmentation by Using GIT-PCANN

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PCNN has been widely used in image segmentation. However, satisfactory results are usually obtained at the expense of time-consuming selection of PCNN parameters and the number of iteration. A novel method, called Grayscale Iteration Threshold Pulse Coupled Neural Network (GIT-PCNN) was proposed for image segmentation, which integrates grayscale iteration threshold with PCNN. In this method, traditional PCNN is simplified so that there is only one parameter to be determined. Furthermore, the PCNN threshold is determined iteratively by the grayscale of the original image so that the image is segmented through one time of firing process and no iteration or specific rule is needed as the iteration stop condition.