Morphological Texture Analysis: An Introduction

  • Pierre Soille
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 600)


Texture is commonly defined as the characteristic physical structure given to an object by the size, shape, arrangement, and proportions of its parts. Texture characterisation is therefore a difficult problem that cannot be solved by a single measurement. Mathematical morphology, being a theory for the analysis of spatial structures, naturally offers a variety of techniques useful for texture characterisation. We show that the shape, size, orientation, and periodicity of ordered textures as well as some features of disordered textures can be revealed by appropriate morphological transformations.


Line Segment Mathematical Morphology Texture Segmentation Catchment Basin Directional Opening 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pierre Soille
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  1. 1.EC Joint Research CentreInstitute for Environment and SustainabilityIspra (Va)Italy

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