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Min-Max Operators in Texture Analysis

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2 Author(s)
Werman, M. ; Center for Automated Research, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742; Department of Computer Science, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 91904 Jerusalem, Israel. ; Peleg, S.

A signature is generated for a given picture by operating on it with different masks. The operations are gray level generalizations of ``shrink'' and ``expand'' for binary pictures using Serra's morphological methods [10]. The signature is a set of numbers, each corresponding to an application of an operator at a certain scale and direction, and can be used to analyze the discriminate textures. It is shown that this family of signatures includes as special cases several currently used texture descriptors.

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Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:PAMI-7 ,  Issue: 6 )