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This paper presents preliminary findings and is being distributed to economists and other interested readers solely to stimulate discussion and elicit comments. The views expressed in the paper are those of the authors and are not necessarily reflective of views at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York or the Federal Reserve System. Any errors or omissions(More)
Image segmentation has been, and still is, a relevant research area in Computer Vision, and hundreds of segmentation algorithms have been proposed in the last 30 years. However, it is well known that elemental segmentation techniques based on boundary or region information often fail to produce accurate segmentation results. Hence, in the last few years,(More)
Previous works on breast tissue identification and abnormalities detection notice that the feature extraction process is affected if the region processed is not well focused. Thereby, it is important to split the mammogram into interesting regions to achieve optimal breast parenchyma measurements, breast registration or to put into focus a technique when we(More)
In regions of semi-arid India where cultivation is mostly rainfed, the optimal time to plant is at the onset of the monsoon. While planting too early may result in losses because the seeds may not germinate if the first rains are not followed by subsequent rains, postponing planting for too long is also costly, because yield will typically be lower. Because(More)
The aim of this paper is to review existing approaches to the automatic detection and segmentation of masses in mammographic images, highlighting the key-points and main differences between the used strategies. The key objective is to point out the advantages and disadvantages of the various approaches. In contrast with other reviews which only describe and(More)
In this paper we propose a new approach for false positive reduction in the field of mammographic mass detection. The goal is to distinguish between the true recognized masses and the ones which actually are normal parenchyma. Our proposal is based on Local Binary Patterns (LBP) for representing salient micro-patterns and preserving at the same time the(More)
During the last decade several algorithms have been proposed for automatic mass detection in mammographic images. However, almost all these methods suffer from a high number of false positives. In this paper we propose a new approach for tackling this false positive reduction problem. The key point of our proposal is the use of Local Binary Patterns (LBP)(More)
A colour texture segmentation method which unifies region and boundary information is presented in this paper. The fusion of several approaches which integrate both information sources allows us to exploit the benefits of each one. We propose a segmentation method which uses a coarse detection of the perceptual (colour and texture) edges of the image to(More)
A new approach to mammographic mass detection is presented in this paper. Although different algorithms have been proposed for such a task, most of them are application dependent. In contrast, our approach makes use of a kindred topic in computer vision adapted to our particular problem. In this sense, we translate the eigenfaces approach for face(More)
The segmentation of the breast from the background and the pectoral muscle is the first pre-processing step in com-puterised mammographic analysis. This problem is usually solved by dividing it into two different segmentation strategies , one for the background and another one for the pectoral muscle. In this paper we tackle this problem jointly using a(More)