On a Spatial Clustering Algorithm for Image Analysis

  • C. H. Chen
Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 1)


A computationally efficient spatial clustering algorithm is presented for image segmentation and compression. The algorithm can automatically determine the minimum number of clusters and can also work on a specified number of clusters. Examples are given on the processing of Seasat images using the algorithm.


Synthetic Aperture Radar Spatial Cluster Synthetic Aperture Radar Image Ocean Environment Image Analysis Algorithm 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. H. Chen
    • 1
  1. 1.Electrical Engineering DepartmentSoutheastern Massachusetts UniversityNorth DartmouthUSA

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