Segmentation of Natural Images by Texture and Boundary Compression

@article{Mobahi2011SegmentationON,
  title={Segmentation of Natural Images by Texture and Boundary Compression},
  author={Hossein Mobahi and Shankar R. Rao and Allen Yuqing Yang and S. Shankar Sastry and Yi Ma},
  journal={International Journal of Computer Vision},
  year={2011},
  volume={95},
  pages={86-98}
}
We present a novel algorithm for segmentation of natural images that harnesses the principle of minimum description length (MDL). Our method is based on observations that a homogeneously textured region of a natural image can be well modeled by a Gaussian distribution and the region boundary can be effectively coded by an adaptive chain code. The optimal segmentation of an image is the one that gives the shortest coding length for encoding all textures and boundaries in the image, and is… 
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