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Towards a Multivariate Probabilistic Morphology for Colour Images

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The mathematical morphology for colour images faces the delicate issue of defining a total order in a vectorial space. There are various approaches based on partial or total orders defined for color images. We propose a probabilistic approach, that uses principal component analysis (PCA), for the computation of the convergence colours, i.e. the extrema of a set. Then we define two pseudo-morphological operations, the dilation and the erosion, applying the Chebyshev's inequality on the first eigenvector of the image colour data. As an application, we use our approach to extract the Beucher colour gradient. We discuss the advantages and disadvantages of our approach, we comment our results and then we conclude this paper.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: January 1, 2012

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  • Started in 2002 and merged with the Color and Imaging Conference (CIC) in 2014, CGIV covered a wide range of topics related to colour and visual information, including color science, computational color, color in computer graphics, color reproduction, volor vision/psychophysics, color image quality, color image processing, and multispectral color science. Drawing papers from researchers, scientists, and engineers worldwide, DGIV offered attendees a unique experience to share with colleagues in industry and academic, and on national and international standards committees. Held every year in Europe, DGIV papers were more academic in their focus and had high student participation rates.

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