Show simple item record Ballester, Coloma Caselles, Vicente Monasse, Pascal 2018-12-19T16:35:53Z 2018-12-19T16:35:53Z 2003
dc.identifier.citation Ballester C, Caselles V, Monasse P. The Tree of shapes of an image. ESAIM: Control, Optimisation and Calculus of Variations. 2003 Sep 15;9:1-18. DOI: 10.1051/cocv:2002069
dc.identifier.issn 1292-8119
dc.description.abstract In [CITE], Kronrod proves that the connected components of isolevel sets of a continuous function can be endowed with a tree structure. Obviously, the connected components of upper level sets are an inclusion tree, and the same is true for connected components of lower level sets. We prove that in the case of semicontinuous functions, those trees can be merged into a single one, which, following its use in image processing, we call “tree of shapes”. This permits us to solve a classical representation problem in mathematical morphology: to represent an image in such a way that maxima and minima can be computationally dealt with simultaneously. We prove the finiteness of the tree when the image is the result of applying any extrema killer (a classical denoising filter in image processing). The shape tree also yields an easy mathematical definition of adaptive image quantization.
dc.description.sponsorship We acknowledge partial support by the TMR European project \Viscosity solutions and their applications", reference FMRX-CT98-0234 and the CNRS through a PICS project. The first two authors also acknowledge partial support by the PNPGC project, reference BFM2000-0962-C02-01.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher EDP Sciences
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dc.title The Tree of shapes of an image
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dc.subject.keyword Image representation
dc.subject.keyword Mathematical morphology
dc.subject.keyword Tree structure
dc.subject.keyword Level sets
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