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Fuzzy adaptive Voronoi-diagram-based clustering of textured images
Author(s): Antony T. Popov; Edward R. Dougherty
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Paper Abstract

Clustering means grouping of similar objects by optimizing a certain criterion. Clustering techniques are very common and useful in image processing and pattern recognition, especially for unsupervised initial segmentation of images. Images always contain some imprecise, uncertain or ambiguous regions and structures. Fuzzy sets constituted a good framework to represent and take into account these imprecisions. Their use leads to image processing methods where binary decision are not taken at intermediate levels, where only partial information is available. As mentioned by Bloch the usage of fuzzy sets in image processing relies on two different approaches - symbolic, where decision rules are derived from fuzzy logic, and numerical, where fuzzy sets directly represent the spatial structure of the image. Our work combines these two approaches.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 October 1998
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3454, Vision Geometry VII, (2 October 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.323264
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Antony T. Popov, St. Kliment Ohridski Univ. of Sofia and Texas A&M Univ. (Bulgaria)
Edward R. Dougherty, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3454:
Vision Geometry VII
Robert A. Melter; Angela Y. Wu; Longin Jan Latecki, Editor(s)

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