Unsupervised Surface Reflectance Field Multi-segmenter

  • Michal HaindlEmail author
  • Stanislav Mikeš
  • Mineichi Kudo
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9256)


An unsupervised, illumination invariant, multi-spectral, multi-resolution, multiple-segmenter for textured images with unknown number of classes is presented. The segmenter is based on a weighted combination of several unsupervised segmentation results, each in different resolution, using the modified sum rule. Multi-spectral textured image mosaics are locally represented by eight causal directional multi-spectral random field models recursively evaluated for each pixel. The single-resolution segmentation part of the algorithm is based on the underlying Gaussian mixture model and starts with an over segmented initial estimation which is adaptively modified until the optimal number of homogeneous texture segments is reached. The performance of the presented method is extensively tested on the Prague segmentation benchmark both on the surface reflectance field textures as well as on the static colour textures using the commonest segmentation criteria and compares favourably with several leading alternative image segmentation methods.


Unsupervised image segmentation Textural features Illumination invariants Surface reflectance field Bidirectional texture function 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michal Haindl
    • 1
    Email author
  • Stanislav Mikeš
    • 1
  • Mineichi Kudo
    • 2
  1. 1.The Institute of Information Theory and Automation of the Czech Academy of SciencesPragueCzech Republic
  2. 2.Graduate School of EngineeringHokkaido UniversitySapporoJapan

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