A new algorithm for texture segmentation based on edge detection

Yu Xiaohan, Juha Ylä-Jääski, Yuan Baozong

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A new unsupervised algorithm for texture segmentation is proposed in this paper. The new scheme is based on the idea that texture features change abruptly near boundaries between different textures, and the segmentation can be carried out by detecting the feature changes or so-called feature edges. In this algorithm, the image is first projected onto a hyperplane called the characteristic image, in which the value of each pixel is not a grey level but a vector value of the local textural features. An edge detection algorithm is then extended to the vector space and applied to the hyperplane to detect the feature edges. In this way, textural boundaries in the image are detected. The validity of our algorithm is also confirmed by experimental results.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1105-1112
JournalPattern Recognition
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1991
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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