Several problems in image understanding can be solved by applying the mathematical concept of moments. In this presentation a review of the moment concept will be given, followed by a discussion of the applications of moments to image pattern recognition, change detection, quality evaluation and data compression.
Norman B. Nill,
"Applications Of Moments To Image Understanding", Proc. SPIE 0281, Techniques and Applications of Image Understanding, (12 November 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.965740; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.965740