Finding the Texture Features Characterizing the Most Homogeneous Texture Segment in the Image

  • Alexander GoltsevEmail author
  • Vladimir Gritsenko
  • Ernst Kussul
  • Tatiana Baidyk
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9094)


We propose an algorithm for finding a set of texture features characterizing the most homogeneous texture area of an input image. The found set of features is intended for extraction of this segment. The algorithm processes any input images in the absence of any preliminary information about the images and, accordingly, without any learning. The essence of the algorithm is as follows. The image is covered with a number of test windows. In each of them, a degree of texture homogeneity is measured. The test window with maximal degree of homogeneity is determined and a representative patch of pixels is detected. The texture features extracted from the detected representative patch is considered as those that best characterize the most homogeneous texture segment. So, the proposed algorithm facilitates solution of the texture segmentation task by providing a segmentation technique with helpful additional information about the analyzed image. A computer program simulating the algorithm has been created. The program is tested on natural grayscale images.


Texture Texture feature Texture window Texture segmentation Homogeneous texture 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander Goltsev
    • 1
    Email author
  • Vladimir Gritsenko
    • 1
  • Ernst Kussul
    • 2
  • Tatiana Baidyk
    • 2
  1. 1.International Research and Training Centre of Informational Technologies and Systems of National Academy of Sciences of UkraineKievUkraine
  2. 2.Centro de Ciencias Aplicadas y Desarrollo TecnológicoUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de MéxicoMéxico D. F.México

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