Multi-Phase Information Theory-Based Algorithm for Edge Detection of Aerial Images


  • Ahmed Elaraby Department of Computer Science, South Valley University, Egypt
  • Zohair Al-Ameen Department of Computer Science, University of Mosul, Iraq



Edge detection is the diverse way used to detect boundaries in digital images. Many methods exist to achieve this purpose, yet not all of them can produce results with high detection ratios. Some may have high complexity, and others may require numerous inputs. Therefore, a new multi-phase algorithm that depends on information theory is introduced in this article to detect the edges of aerial images adequately in a fully automatic manner. The proposed algorithm operated by utilizing Shannon and Hill entropies with specific rules along with a non-complex edge detector to record the vital edge information. The proposed algorithm was examined with different aerial images, its performances appraised against six existing approaches, and the outcomes were assessed using three image evaluation methods. From the results, promising performances were recorded as the proposed algorithm performed the best in many aspects and provided satisfactory results. The results of the proposed algorithm had high edge detection ratios as it was able to capture most of the significant edges of the given images. Such findings make the proposed algorithm desirable to be used as a key image detection method with other image-related applications.


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Elaraby , A. ., & Al-Ameen , Z. . (2022). Multi-Phase Information Theory-Based Algorithm for Edge Detection of Aerial Images. Journal of Information and Communication Technology, 21(2), 233–254.