Texture Comparison with an Orientation Matching Scheme

Nguyen Cao Truong Hai, Do-Yeon Kim and Hyuk-Ro Park
Volume: 8, No: 3, Page: 389 ~ 398, Year: 2012
Keywords: Orientation Matching, Texture Analysis, Texture Comparison, K-means Clustering
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Texture is an important visual feature for image analysis. Many approaches have been proposed to model and analyze texture features. Although these approaches significantly contribute to various image-based applications, most of these methods are sensitive to the changes in the scale and orientation of the texture pattern. Because textures vary in scale and orientations frequently, this easily leads to pattern mismatching if the features are compared to each other without considering the scale and/or orientation of textures. This paper suggests an Orientation Matching Scheme (OMS) to ease the problem of mismatching rotated patterns. In OMS, a pair of texture features will be compared to each other at various orientations to identify the best matched direction for comparison. A database including rotated texture images was generated for experiments. A synthetic retrieving experiment was conducted on the generated database to examine the performance of the proposed scheme. We also applied OMS to the similarity computation in a K-means clustering algorithm. The purpose of using K-means is to examine the scheme exhaustively in unpromising conditions, where initialized seeds are randomly selected and algorithms work heuristically. Results from both types of experiments show that the proposed OMS can help improve the performance when dealing with rotated patterns.

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IEEE Style
N. C. T. Hai and D. K. H. Park, "Texture Comparison with an Orientation Matching Scheme," Journal of Information Processing Systems, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 389~398, 2012. DOI: 10.3745/JIPS.2012.8.3.389.

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Nguyen Cao Truong Hai, Do-Yeon Kim and Hyuk-Ro Park. 2012. Texture Comparison with an Orientation Matching Scheme, Journal of Information Processing Systems, 8, 3, (2012), 389~398. DOI: 10.3745/JIPS.2012.8.3.389.