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On the Calculation of Fractal Features from Images
October 1993 (vol. 15 no. 10)
pp. 1087-1090

Fractal geometry is becoming increasingly more important in the study of image characteristics. There are numerous methods available to estimate parameters from images of fractal surfaces. A very general technique to calculate numerous fractal features involves the estimation of the mass density function by box counting. The authors analyze the box-counting method, establish a lower bound for the box size, and indicate how algorithms can be improved to give better estimates of fractal features of images. This provides a theoretical basis for a heuristic approach used by C.A. Pickover and A.L. Khorasani (1986).

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Index Terms:
fractal feature calculation; fractal geometry; box size lower bound; images; image characteristics; fractal surfaces; mass density function; box counting; heuristic approach; feature extraction; fractals; parameter estimation
Citation:
S.S. Chen, J.M. Keller, R.M. Crownover, "On the Calculation of Fractal Features from Images," IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, vol. 15, no. 10, pp. 1087-1090, Oct. 1993, doi:10.1109/34.254066
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