A Fully Unsupervised Texture Segmentation Algorithm

M. F. A. Fauzi, P. H. Lewis
2003 Procedings of the British Machine Vision Conference 2003  
This paper presents a fully unsupervised texture segmentation algorithm by using a modified discrete wavelet frames decomposition and a mean shift algorithm. By fully unsupervised, we mean the algorithm does not require any knowledge of the type of texture present nor the number of textures in the image to be segmented. The basic idea of the proposed method is to use the modified discrete wavelet frames to extract useful information from the image. Then, starting from the lowest level, the mean
more » ... shift algorithm is used together with the fuzzy c-means clustering to divide the data into an appropriate number of clusters. The data clustering process is then refined at every level by taking into account the data at that particular level. The final crispy segmentation is obtained at the root level. This approach is applied to segment a variety of composite texture images into homogeneous texture areas and very good segmentation results are reported.
doi:10.5244/c.17.53 dblp:conf/bmvc/FauziL03 fatcat:finbinqvrzhwpmffyqowgqo6ma