Oksana Shkurat

Work place: Department of Computer Systems Software, Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, Kyiv, 03056, Ukraine

E-mail: shkurat@pzks.fpm.kpi.ua


Research Interests: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Image Processing


Oksana Shkurat, Assistant professor at the Department of Computer Systems Software of the Faculty of Applied Mathematics at the Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute. Research interests: Image Processing Technologies, Computer Vision Technologies, Artificial Intelligence.

Author Articles
Grayscale Image Colorization Method Based on U-Net Network

By Zhengbing Hu Oksana Shkurat Maksym Kasner

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijigsp.2024.02.06, Pub. Date: 8 Apr. 2024

A colorization method based on a fully convolutional neural network for grayscale images is presented in this paper. The proposed colorization method includes color space conversion, grayscale image preprocessing and implementation of improved U-Net network. The training and operating of the U-Net network take place for images represented in the space of the Lab color model. The trained U-Net network integrates realistic colors (generate data of a and b components) into grayscale images based on L-component data of the Lab color model. Median cut method of quantization is applied to L-component data before the training and operating of the U-Net network. Logistic activation function is applied to normalized results of convolution layers of the U-Net network. The proposed colorization method has been tested on ImageNet database. The evaluation results of the proposed method according to various parameters are presented. Colorization accuracy by the proposed method reachers more than 84.81%. The colorization method proposed in this paper is characterized by optimized architecture of convolution neural network that is able to train on a limited image set with a satisfactory training duration. The proposed colorization method can be used to improve the image quality and restoring data in the development of computer vision systems. The further research can be focused on the study of a technique of defining optimal number of the gray levels and the implementation of the combined quantization methods. Also, further research can be focused on the use of HSV, HLS and other color models for the training and operating of the neural network.

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Vector Image Retrieval Methods Based on Fuzzy Patterns

By Yevgeniya Sulema Etienne Kerre Oksana Shkurat

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijmecs.2020.03.02, Pub. Date: 8 Jun. 2020

In this work we present two methods of vector graphic objects retrieval based on a fuzzy description of their shapes. Both methods enable the retrieval of vector images resembling to a given fuzzy pattern. The basic method offers a geometrical interpretation of a fuzziness measure as a radius of a circle with the center in each vertex of a given candidate object. It enables the representation of uncertain information about a pattern object defined by its “fuzzy” vertices. The advanced method generalizes this approach by considering an ellipse instead of a circle. The basic method can be used for the comparison of polygons and other primitives in vector images. The advanced method can be used for complex shapes retrieval. To enable saving a “fuzzy” image as a file, the modification of the SVG format with a new attribute “fuzziness” is proposed for both methods. The advanced method practical implementation is illustrated by the retrieval of medical images, namely, heart computer tomography images.

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