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Haralick texture features expanded into the spectral domain
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Paper Abstract

Robert M. Haralick, et. al., described a technique for computing texture features based on gray-level spatial dependencies using a Gray Level Co-occurrence Matrix (GLCM). The traditional GLCM process quantizes a gray-scale image into a small number of discrete gray-level bins. The number and arrangement of spatially co-occurring gray-levels in an image is then statistically analyzed. The output of the traditional GLCM process is a gray-scale image with values corresponding to the intensity of the statistical measure. A method to calculate Spectral Texture is modeled on Haralick's texture features. This Spectral Texture Method uses spectral-similarity spatial dependencies (rather than gray-level spatial dependencies). In the Spectral Texture Method, a spectral image is quantized based on discrete spectral angle ranges. Each pixel in the image is compared to an exemplar spectrum, and a quantized image is created in which pixel values correspond to a spectral similarity value. Statistics are calculated on spatially co-occurring spectral-similarity values. Comparisons between Haralick Texture Features and the Spectral Texture Method results are made, and possible uses of Spectral Texture features are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 May 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6233, Algorithms and Technologies for Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Imagery XII, 623311 (4 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.665699
Show Author Affiliations
Angela M. Puetz, Naval Postgraduate School (United States)
R. C. Olsen, Naval Postgraduate School (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6233:
Algorithms and Technologies for Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Imagery XII
Sylvia S. Shen; Paul E. Lewis, Editor(s)

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