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Classification of Crystallographic Data Using Canonical Correlation Analysis

EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing20072007:019260

  • Received: 28 September 2006
  • Accepted: 4 March 2007
  • Published:


A reliable and automatic method is applied to crystallographic data for tissue typing. The technique is based on canonical correlation analysis, a statistical method which makes use of the spectral-spatial information characterizing X-ray diffraction data measured from bone samples with implanted tissues. The performance has been compared with a standard crystallographic technique in terms of accuracy and automation. The proposed approach is able to provide reliable tissue classification with a direct tissue visualization without requiring any user interaction.


  • Statistical Method
  • Information Technology
  • Diffraction Data
  • Quantum Information
  • Crystallographic Data

Authors’ Affiliations

Istituto di Cristallografia (IC), CNR, Via Amendola 122/O, Bari, 70126, Italy
Istituto Applicazioni Calcolo (IAC), CNR, Via Amendola 122/D, Bari, 70126, Italy


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