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<p>An algorithm for unsupervised texture segmentation is developed that is based on detecting changes in textural characteristics of small local regions. Six features derived from two, two-dimensional, noncausal random field models are used to represent texture. These features contain information about gray-level-value variations in the eight principal directions. An algorithm for automatic selection of the size of the observation windows over which textural activity and change are measured has been developed. Effects of changes in individual features are considered simultaneously by constructing a one-dimensional measure of textural change from them. Edges in this measure correspond to the sought-after textural edges. Experiments results with images containing regions of natural texture show that the algorithm performs very well.</p>
2D noncausal random field models; computerised picture processing; pattern recognition; textured images; edge detection; multidimensional feature; unsupervised texture segmentation; gray-level-value; observation windows; computerised pattern recognition; computerised picture processing

A. Khotanzad and J. Chen, "Unsupervised Segmentation of Textured Images by Edge Detection in Multidimensional Feature," in IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis & Machine Intelligence, vol. 11, no. , pp. 414-421, 1989.
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