11 April 1988 Topographic Description Of Grey-Tone Images: Some Applications To Segmentation And Tracking.
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Proceedings Volume 0860, Real-Time Image Processing: Concepts and Technologies; (1988) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.943388
Event: 1987 Symposium on the Technologies for Optoelectronics, 1987, Cannes, France
A grey-tone image can be viewed as a three-dimensional continuous surface with peaks, ridges, valleys, plains and oriented facets. In this paper, simple methods are described to analyze the structure of this three-dimensional surface. A small number of classes are defined to represent the structure of the image, and an algorithm is used to classify each pixel according to its local grey-tone structure. Then, region growing procedures are given to segment the image into semantically meaningful regions. The problem of establishing a relationship between a topographic class and the physical properties of the image is also addressed and an algorithm is proposed to extract image patches which correspond to three-dimensional continuous surfaces in the scene. Applications of these algorithms to several images are presented and discussed.
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Jean-Pierre Gambotto "Topographic Description Of Grey-Tone Images: Some Applications To Segmentation And Tracking.", Proc. SPIE 0860, Real-Time Image Processing: Concepts and Technologies, (11 April 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.943388; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.943388


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