Texture analysis

  • Pierre Soille


An informal definition of the notion of texture is ‘the characteristic physical structure given to an object by the size, shape, arrangement, and proportions of its parts’ (Anonymous, 1994). The goal of texture analysis in image processing is to map the image of a textured object into a set of quantitative measurements revealing its very nature. The success of this mapping can be assessed by determining whether the resulting vectors are discriminant: measurement vectors of similar textures should form a cluster in the associated feature space and should be well separated from measurement vectors corresponding to different textures. In addition, the dimensionality of the vectors should be as small as possible for efficiency considerations. In this sense, texture analysis can be considered as a pattern recognition/classification problem.


Line Segment Texture Analysis Mathematical Morphology Texture Segmentation Catchment Basin 
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  • Pierre Soille
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  1. 1.EC Joint Research CentreIspra (Va)Italy

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