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Nonlinear multiscale representations of Markov random fields

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Ghozi, R. ; Dept. of Appl. Math & Digital Commun., Ecole Superieure de Commun. de Tunis, Tunisia

We develop a framework for multiscale representations of Markov random fields (MRFs) using the renormalization group theory. This representation is a nonlinear transformation of the MRFs coupling parameters at successive scale transformations. The marginally stable fixed points of the nonlinear transformation define an important class of self-similar non-Gaussian Markov random fields that we call critical MRFs (CMRFs). The main advantage of this multi-scale representation framework guarantees that all order statistics of the MRFs at different resolutions are preserved. We show that since the partition function in a Gibbs distribution of a CMRF is necessarily scale invariant, all order statistics are generalized homogenous functions. This leads us to closely examine self-similarity in a class of MRFs

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Signal Processing and its Applications, Sixth International, Symposium on. 2001  (Volume:2 )

Date of Conference:

2001