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Texture descriptors by a fractal analysis of three-dimensional local coarseness

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Florindo, Joao Batista [1, 2] ; Landini, Gabriel [2] ; Bruno, Odemir Martinez [1]
Total Authors: 3
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Sao Carlos Inst Phys, BR-13560970 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Birmingham, Sch Dent, Oral Pathol Unit, Birmingham B4 6NN, W Midlands - England
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING; v. 42, p. 70-79, JUL 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 7

This work proposes a new method of extracting texture descriptors from digital images based on local scaling properties of the greyscale function using constraints to define connected local sets. The texture is first mapped onto a three-dimensional cloud of points and the local coarseness under different scales is assigned to each point p. This measure is obtained from the size of the largest ``connected{''} set of points within a cube centred at p. Here, the ``connected set{''} is defined as the set of points such that for each point in the local domain there is at least one other point at a distance smaller than a threshold t. Finally, the Bouligand-Minkowski fractal descriptors of the local coarseness of each pixel are computed. The classificatory power of the descriptors on the Brodatz, Vistex, UIUC and UMD databases showed an improvement over the results obtained with other well-known texture descriptors reported in the literature. The performance achieved also suggests possible applications to real-world problems where the images are best analysed as textures. (c) 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/22205-3 - Tissue spatial organization and fractal analyses for automated plant taxonomy
Grantee:Joao Batista Florindo
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor
FAPESP's process: 11/01523-1 - Computer vision methods applied to the identification and analysis of plants
Grantee:Odemir Martinez Bruno
Support type: Regular Research Grants