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Publications [#264923] of Guillermo Sapiro
Papers Published
 Caselles, V; Sapiro, G; Chung, DH, Vector median filters, morphology, and PDE's: Theoretical connections,
Ieee International Conference on Image Processing, vol. 4
(December, 1999),
pp. 177181
(last updated on 2019/06/18)
Abstract: In this paper, we formally connect between vector median filters, morphological operators, and geometric partial differential equations. Considering a lexicographic order, which permits to define an order between vectors in IR N , we first show that the vector median filter of a vectorvalued image is equivalent to a collection of infimumsupremum morphological operations. We then proceed and study the asymptotic behavior of this filter. We also provide an interpretation of the infinitesimal iteration of this vectorial median filter in terms of systems of coupled geometric partial differential equations. The main component of the vector evolves according to curvature motion, while, intuitively, the others regularly deform their levelsets toward those of this main component. These results extend to the vector case classical connections between scalar median filters, mathematical morphology, and mean curvature motions.


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