This Article 
   
 Share 
   
 Bibliographic References 
   
 Add to: 
 
Digg
Furl
Spurl
Blink
Simpy
Google
Del.icio.us
Y!MyWeb
 
 Search 
   
Description of Textures by a Structural Analysis
February 1982 (vol. 4 no. 2)
pp. 183-191
Fumiaki Tomita, Information Sciences Division, Electrotechnical Laboratory, Ibaraki, Japan.
Yoshiaki Shirai, Information Sciences Division, Electrotechnical Laboratory, Ibaraki, Japan.
Saburo Tsuji, SENIOR MEMBER, IEEE, Department of Control Engineering, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan.
A structural analysis system for describing natural textures is introduced. The analyzer automatically extracts the texture elements in an input image, measures their properties, classifies them into some distinctive classes (one ``ground'' class and some ``figure'' classes), and computes the distributions of the gray level, the shape, and the placement of the texture elements in each class. These descriptions are used for classification of texture images. An analysis-by-synthesis method for evaluating texture analyzers is also presented. We propose a synthesizer which generates a texture image based on the descriptions. By comparing the reconstructed image with the original one, we can see what information is preserved and what is lost in the descriptions.
Citation:
Fumiaki Tomita, Yoshiaki Shirai, Saburo Tsuji, "Description of Textures by a Structural Analysis," IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 183-191, Feb. 1982, doi:10.1109/TPAMI.1982.4767225
Usage of this product signifies your acceptance of the Terms of Use.