Multiscale Texture Segmentation using Wavelet-domain Hidden Markov Models
Baraniuk, Richard G.
hidden markov models; wavelet-domain; multiscale texture segmentation
Wavelet-domain hidden Markov tree (HMT) models are powerful tools for modeling the statistical properties of wavelet transforms. By characterizing the joint statistics of the wavelet coefficients, HMTs efficiently capture the characteristics of a large class of real-world signals and images. In this paper, we apply this multiscale statistical description to the texture segmentation problem. Using the inherent tree structure of the HMT, we classify textures at various scales and then fuse these decisions into a reliable pixel-by-pixel segmentation.