Estimation of generalized mixtures and its application in image segmentation

@article{Delignon1997EstimationOG,
  title={Estimation of generalized mixtures and its application in image segmentation},
  author={Yves Delignon and Abdelwaheb Marzouki and Wojciech Pieczynski},
  journal={IEEE transactions on image processing : a publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society},
  year={1997},
  volume={6 10},
  pages={1364-75}
}
We introduce the notion of a generalized mixture and propose some methods for estimating it, along with applications to unsupervised statistical image segmentation. A distribution mixture is said to be "generalized" when the exact nature of the components is not known, but each belongs to a finite known set of families of distributions. For instance, we can consider a mixture of three distributions, each being exponential or Gaussian. The problem of estimating such a mixture contains thus a new… CONTINUE READING

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