Multivariate Optimization for Multifractal-based Texture Segmentation

J. Frecon, N. Pustelnik, H. Wendt and P. Abry
International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), 2015

Abstract

This work aims to segment a texture into different regions, each characterized by a priori unknown multifractal properties. The multifractal properties are quantified using the multiscale function C 1,j that quantifies the evolution along analysis scales 2 j of the empirical mean of the log of the wavelet leaders. The segmentation procedure is applied to local estimate of C 1,j . It involves a multivariate Mumford-Shah relaxation formulated as a convex optimization problem involving a structure tensor penalization and an efficient algorithmic solution based on primal-dual proximal algorithm. The performances are evaluated on synthetic textures.

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