A Neutrosophic Approach Based on TOPSIS Method to Image Segmentation

  • Guojing Xu Science and Technology on Avionics Integration Laboratory
  • Shiyu Wang Northwestern Polytechnical University
  • Tian Yang Northwestern Polytechnical University
  • Wen Jiang Northwestern Polytechnical University http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5429-2748


Neutrosophic set (NS) is a formal framework proposed recently. NS can not only describe the incomplete information in the decision-making system but also depict the uncertainty and inconsistency, so it has applied successfully in several fields such as risk assessment, fuzzy decision and image segmentation. In this paper, a new neutrosophic approach based on TOPSIS method, which can make full use of NS information, is proposed to separate the graphics. Firstly, the image is transformed into the NS domain. Then, two operations, a modified alpha-mean and the beta-enhancement operations are used to enhance image edges and to reduce uncertainty. At last, the segmentation is achieved by the TOPSIS method and the modified fuzzy c-means (FCM). Simulated images and real images are illustrated that the proposed method is more effective and accurate in image segmentation.

Author Biographies

Shiyu Wang, Northwestern Polytechnical University
School of Electronics and Information
Tian Yang, Northwestern Polytechnical University
School of Electronics and Information
Wen Jiang, Northwestern Polytechnical University
School of Electronics and Information


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How to Cite
XU, Guojing et al. A Neutrosophic Approach Based on TOPSIS Method to Image Segmentation. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMPUTERS COMMUNICATIONS & CONTROL, [S.l.], v. 13, n. 6, p. 1047-1061, nov. 2018. ISSN 1841-9844. Available at: <http://www.univagora.ro/jour/index.php/ijccc/article/view/3268>. Date accessed: 21 may 2022.


uncertainty; neutrosophic set; TOPSIS method; FCM; image segmentation