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A new color edge detector based on vector differences is proposed. The basic technique gives as its output the maximum distance between the vectors within a mask. When applied to scalar-valued images, the method reduces to the classic morphological gradient. The technique is relatively computationally efficient and can also be readily applied to other(More)
This paper describes a symbolic approach to relational matching. The novelty of the method lies in its Bayesian modelling of relational consistency through the use of an explicit constraint corruption process. Unlike many alternatives in the literature, the method is not limited to the use of binary constraints; it can accommodate N-ary relations of varying(More)
Describes a new fully motion-adaptive spatio-temporal filtering technique to reduce the speckle in ultrasound images. The advantages of this approach are demonstrated in echocardiographic boundary detection and in comparison with other techniques. The first stage of many automated echocardiographic image interpretation schemes is filtering to reduce the(More)
— A technique for computing the field of short-term glacier surface motion on a local scale is presented. Time-lapsed image negatives, digitized to a high resolution, provide the raw data for the three-stage technique. First, cross-correlation is used to establish a number of candidate displacement vectors for a series of regularly spaced templates. A(More)