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Logarithmic Adaptive Neighborhood Image Processing (LANIP): Introduction, Connections to Human Brightness Perception, and Application Issues

EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing20062007:036105

https://doi.org/10.1155/2007/36105

Received: 29 November 2005

Accepted: 26 August 2006

Published: 6 December 2006

Abstract

A new framework for image representation, processing, and analysis is introduced and exposed through practical applications. The proposed approach is called logarithmic adaptive neighborhood image processing (LANIP) since it is based on the logarithmic image processing (LIP) and on the general adaptive neighborhood image processing (GANIP) approaches, that allow several intensity and spatial properties of the human brightness perception to be mathematically modeled and operationalized, and computationally implemented. The LANIP approach is mathematically, computationally, and practically relevant and is particularly connected to several human visual laws and characteristics such as: intensity range inversion, saturation characteristic, Weber's and Fechner's laws, psychophysical contrast, spatial adaptivity, multiscale adaptivity, morphological symmetry property. The LANIP approach is finally exposed in several areas: image multiscale decomposition, image restoration, image segmentation, and image enhancement, through biomedical materials and visual imaging applications.

Keywords

  • Image Segmentation
  • Image Enhancement
  • Image Representation
  • Image Restoration
  • Imaging Application

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Authors’ Affiliations

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Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Etienne, Centre Ingénierie et Santé (CIS), Laboratoire LPMG, UMR CNRS 5148, Saint-Etienne Cedex 2, France

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