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M.: A Metric Approach to nD Images Edge Detection with Clifford Algebras

By Thomas Batard, Christophe Saint-jean, Michel Berthier, T. Batard, C. Saint-jean and M. BerthierC. Saint-jean and M. Berthier


Abstract The aim of this paper is to perform edge detection in color-infrared images from the point of view of Clifford algebras. The main idea is that such an image can be seen as a section of a Clifford bundle associated to the RGBT-space (Red, Green, Blue, Temperature) of acquisition. Dealing with geometric calculus and covariant derivatives of appropriate sections with respect to well-chosen connections allows to get various color and temperature information needed for the segmentation. We show in particular how to recover the first fundamental form of the image embedded in a LSHT-space (Luminance, Saturation, Hue, Temperature) equipped with a metric tensor. We propose applications to color edge detection with some constraints on colors and to edge detection in color-infrared images with constraints on both colors and temperature. Other applications related to different choices of connections, sections and embedding spaces for nD images may be considered from this general theoretical framework

Year: 2009
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