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The University of Monofiya ا Faculty of Computers and Information Gray Image Coloring Using Texture Similarity Measures Thesis Submitted in accordance with the requirements of The University of Monofiya for the degree of Information Master of Computers and Information ( Information Technology ) El- Eng. Noura Abd El-Moez Al Sebaey Semary Department of Information Technology Faculty of Computers and Information Monofiya University Supervised by Prof. Mohiy Mohamed Hadhoud Prof. Nabil Abdel Wahid Ismail Department of Information Technology Department of Computer Science Faculty of Computers and Information Faculty of Computers and Information Monofiya University Monofiya University [ ] [ ] Dr. Wail Shawki El-Kilani Department of Information Technology Faculty of Computers and Information Monofiya University [ ] Year 2007 The University of Monofiya ا Faculty of Computers and Information Gray Image Coloring Using Texture Similarity Measures Thesis Submitted in accordance with the requirements of The University of Monofiya for the degree of Master of Computers and Information ( Information Technology ) El- Eng. Noura Abd El-Moez Al Sebaey Semary Department of Information Technology Faculty of Computers and Information Monofiya University Examiners Committee: Prof. Dr. Said El Saied El-Khamy Prof. Dr. Moawad Ibrahim Dessoky Department of Electrical Engineering Department of Electronics Faculty of Engineering And Electrical Communications Alexandria University Faculty of Electronic Engineering Monofiya University [ ] [ ] Prof. Dr. Mohiy Mohamed Hadhoud Prof. Dr. Nabil Abdel Wahid Ismail Department of Information Technology Department of Computer Science Faculty of Computers and Information Faculty of Computers and Information Monofiya University Monofiya University [ ] [ ] Year 2007 ا ا ت توا ا آ ا ت َ ر در ل ت ا ﺱ توا ا ت ا ﺕ ﺕ . ت ا ﺕ ت توا ا آ ا اف إ ا اﺡ إ أ.د. هه د ﻡ أ.د. ﻡ ـــــ ــــ م ا ـــــ ــ ت ــ ا ﺕ ت توا آ ا ت توا آ ا ـــــــــــ ـــــــــ ا ــــــــ ـــــــــــ ا [ ] [ ] ا د.وا ــ ت ــ ا ﺕ ت توا آ ا ــــــــ ـــــــــــ ا [ ] م ٧٠٠٢ ا ا ت توا ا آ ا ت َ ر در ل ت ا ﺱ توا ا ت ا ﺕ ﺕ . ت ا ﺕ ت توا ا آ ا وا ا أ.د. ﻡ ض إﺏ اه د ا ﻡ ا أ.د. وﻥ ت ه ـ ا ا ﺏ ا و ا ﺕ ــ ت ا ﺏ ــــــــ آ ـــــــ ا ـ ا آ وﻥ آ ـ ا ریـــ ـــ ا ـــــ ـــــــــ ا [ ] [ ] ا اﺡ إ أ.د. هه د ﻡ أ.د. ﻡ ـــــــ ـــــــ م ا ــ ت ـ ا ـ ﺕ ت توا ا آ ت توا آ ا ـــــــــ ــــــــــ ا ــــــــ ــــــــــ ا [ ] [ ] م ٧٠٠٢ Bibliography BIBLIOGRAPHY The researcher / Noura Abd El-Moez Semary received bachelor of Information Technology from Faculty of Computers and Information, Cairo University in 2001, with grade of Very Good with honor. In 2002 she received the Diploma degree of Information Technology Institute (ITI) of The Ministry of Communications, with very good grade. In 2003, she has joined the Information Technology department, Computers and Information Faculty, Monofiya University as a demonstrator. She registered for master degree in Information Technology in Nov-2004. i Acknowledgment ACKNOWLEDGMENT First of all, I thank my God for achieving this work and giving me the ability to finish it in that distinct and satisfactory form. Good thing is from God and bad things are from me and the evil. I would like to express my appreciation to my supervisor Prof. Mohiy Mohamed Hadhoud for his continuous support and encouragement during the research study in this thesis. He really influenced my way of thinking and developing the research ideas adopted in this thesis. I am very grateful for his strong effort with me and his highly useful advice through out the development of this work. I would like also to express my great and special thanks and gratefulness to my supervisors Prof. Nabil Abdel Wahed Ismail and Dr. Wail Shawki El Kilani for their great support and useful advices till the end of this thesis. Special thanks to Dr. Fathi El-Said for his care and help for solving some research problems. And great thanks to all my colleges who have helped me during the research period. Finally, this work is especially dedicated to my dear father who encourages me along my success way from preschools till now, and also to my husband for his patience, support and encouragement all the time. Also I’d like to give special thanks to my dear mother, brothers and sister. Without their praying, encouragement, patience and support I would not have been able to finish this work in such manner. And Now, I thank the excellence examiners for their revision and care to redirect me for completing this thesis in a satisfactory form. ♥♥ Thank You ♥♥ ii Abstract ABSTRACT The trend for coloring gray scale mages becomes very interesting research point nowadays since it is utilized to increase the visual appeal of images such as old black and white photos, movies or scientific illustrations, and different techniques for doing that exist in the literature. There are many traditional ways for coloring like hand-coloring and pseudocoloring, but the trend for automatic computer based coloring is an important goal for many researchers in this field. From our side of view all these trials are still depend on human interaction in the coloring process. In this thesis, we propose a new system for automatic gray image coloring. The proposed system is constructed of texture based recognition system that recognizes the objects in textural images like natural scenes, and then retrieve their actual colors from a previous knowledge about their classes. This procedure is a trial of simulating the human vision in this area. The proposed Texture Recognition based Image Coloring System (TRICKS) is composite of three stages; segmentation stage to segment the image into different regions according to their textural characteristics, classification stage to classify or recognize each region to be one of a predefined set of texture classes. For each class, a hue color is attached which is transferred to the regions of this class in the final stage, the coloring stage. This thesis is a research work for studying different gray image features, segmentation and classification techniques, and different color modes to select the suitable techniques for achieving the best coloring results. iii Summary SUMMARY Since the trend for automatic computer based coloring is an important goal for many image processing researchers especially in this field, we have proposed an intelligent fully automatic coloring system for textural images like natural images. It works by segmenting the image into different textured regions then finding the suitable class for each region from a set of different textures stored in a special database and then recoloring the image parts by the attached color with the recognized class. The texture features used in this paper have varied between Wavelets coefficients, Laws kernels, Co-occurrence matrix and Tamura measures. Both Mean shift and Fast K-Mean clustering techniques were used in the segmentation stage. KNN classifier is used in the classification stage. Finally, the coloring process was done using HSV color space to preserve reality in the image. Also we have proposed simple modifications to improve our system results and to make it fully automatic system. The results are presented in a large number of gray natural images. We have also introduced a comparison between our results and the results obtained from other techniques and our system results are found acceptable and very satisfactory. The thesis is organized as follows: Chapter 1 introduces the problem and the traditional solutions like pseudocoloring and the different ways used for coloring by image processing softwares like Paintshop and Photoshop. Also it presents a simple introduction on the automatic coloring and the proposed technique. Chapter 2 surveys the previous works contributed for automatic coloring that we classified in three trends. The chapter presents all these trials with examples illustrate the disadvantages and problems of each. iv Summary Chapter 3 covers the basic principles of texture analysis and the different algorithms used for extracting the texture features in the literature. Also the chapter presents the most databases used as benchmarks for evaluating textured image analysis techniques. In chapter 4, the most common segmentation and classification techniques like Mean Shift, K-Mean K Nearest Neighbor classifier that were used in our system are presented. Also the different techniques used to enhance the results are presented. Chapter 5 presents the proposed coloring system with its main three stages in details. The chapter also presents the main improvements we have made to enhance the results of each stage. Comparisons between using different techniques in each stage also are presented in the chapter. Chapter 6 presents the system results, conclusions and future works. Also the chapter presents comparisons between our system and two well known coloring systems. Finally Appendix A presents the different color models like RGB, HSV, HLS, …etc to help readers understanding the specification of each mentioned color model. Keywords: Colorization, Texture features, Segmentation, Classification, Wavelets, Laws, Color models v Table Of Contents TABLE OF CONTENTS Subject Page List of Tables.......................................................................................... x List of Figures......................................................................................... xi List of Abbreviations.............................................................................. xvi List of Symbols....................................................................................... xxii List of Publications................................................................................ xxviii Chapter 1. Introduction 1 1.1. Digital image principles.................................................................. 1 1.2. Coloring Problem............................................................................ 5 1.3. Coloring Trials................................................................................ 6 1.3.1. Hand coloring......................................................................... 6 1.3.2. Semi automatic coloring......................................................... 8 1.3.3. Automated coloring................................................................ 10 1.4. Research Objective.......................................................................... 11 1.5. Thesis Organization......................................................................... 11 Chapter 2. Previous works 12 2.1. Transformational coloring................................................................ 12 2.2. Matched image coloring.................................................................. 13 2.3. User selection coloring.................................................................... 23 2.4. Video coloring trials........................................................................ 27 Chapter 3. Texture 30 3.1. What is texture?.............................................................................. 30 3.2. Texture analysis ............................................................................. 32 3.3. Texture features .............................................................................. 34 vi Table Of Contents 3.3.1. Statistical methods................................................................. 34 − Co-occurrence Matrix....................................................... 35 − Tamura.............................................................................. 36 3.3.2. Geometrical method............................................................... 39 3.3.3. Model-base methods.............................................................. 41 3.3.4. Signal processing methods..................................................... 42 − Laws’ texture energy.............................................................. 42 − Wavelets Analysis.................................................................. 44 3.4. Texture Databases........................................................................... 53 − Brodatz................................................................................... 53 − VisTex.................................................................................... 53 − MeasTex................................................................................. 55 − CUReT.................................................................................... 55 − OUTex.................................................................................... 56 − PANN..................................................................................... 58 Chapter 4. Image Analysis Techniques 60 4.1. Segmentation techniques................................................................. 60 4.1.1. Mean Shift algorithm ............................................................. 60 − What is it?......................................................................... 61 − Mean shift filtering........................................................... 64 − Mean shift Segmentation.................................................. 65 − Choice of bandwidth......................................................... 67 − Use of variable bandwidth................................................ 67 − Calculation of bandwidth using k-nearest neighbors........ 68 − Speeding up meanshift computations............................... 69 − Kd-Trees........................................................................... 70 − Locality-sensitive hashing................................................ 72 vii Table Of Contents 4.1.2. K-Mean clustering algorithm................................................. 75 − Accelerated k-mean.......................................................... 78 − Applying the triangle inequality....................................... 79 − K-mean example............................................................... 81 4.2. Classification Techniques .............................................................. 82 4.2.1. Similarity Measurement ........................................................ 83 − Heuristic histogram distances........................................... 83 − Non-parametric test statistics............................................ 83 − Ground distance measures................................................ 84 − Information-theoretic divergence..................................... 84 4.2.2. Nearest neighbor classifier..................................................... 85 − K-Nearest Neighbor Algorithm........................................ 86 − Strength and Weakness of K-Nearest Neighbor Algorithm.......................................................................... 88 4.2.3. Validation Algorithms............................................................ 89 Chapter 5. Texture Recognition Based Coloring System 91 5.1. Segmentation Stage......................................................................... 92 5.1.1. Feature extraction phase......................................................... 92 5.1.2. Clustering phase / Mean Shift ............................................... 97 5.1.3. Clustering phase / K-mean..................................................... 99 − Adaptive k-mean.................................................................... 102 − Minimum region size estimation............................................ 104 5.2. Classification Stage........................................................................ 106 5.3. Coloring Stage........................................................................... 115 Chapter 6. Results And Conclusions 119 6.1. Experiments .............................................................................. 119 viii Table Of Contents 6.2. System results............................................................................ 121 6.2.1. Accurate Results ................................................................... 121 6.2.2. Misclassified results.............................................................. 126 6.3. Comparisons.............................................................................. 128 6.4. Conclusion ................................................................................ 132 6.5. Future Work 134 Appendix A. Color Models 135 A.1. Color Fundamentals............................................................... 135 A.2. Color Models.......................................................................... 137 A.2.1. RGB................................................................................. 137 A.2.2. CMY/CMYK................................................................... 137 A.2.3. HSI/HLS.......................................................................... 139 A.2.4. HSV/HSB........................................................................ 140 A.2.5. YIQ.................................................................................. 145 A.2.6. YUV................................................................................. 146 A.2.7. CIE Lab/ lαβ.................................................................... 147 References 151 ix List of Tables LIST OF TABLES Table Title page Table 1-1 A comparison between a colored and gray image……..………. 4 Table 1-2 Examples of different colors with the same gray value……….. 7 Table 3-1 Texture databases comparison................................................. 58 Table 4-1 Similarity measures comparisons............................................. 85 Table 5-1 Mean shift results.................................................................... 98 Table 5-2 K-mean results......................................................................... 105 Table A.1 Hue and luminance distribution................................................ 141 Table A.2 Change in saturation................................................................ 141 Table A.3 RGB values from HSV.............................................................. 144 x List of Abbreviations LIST OF FIGURES Figure Title Page Figure 1-1 Normalized RGB cube model..................................................... 2 Figure 1-2 Binary image example................................................................. 2 Figure 1-3 Intensity image example.............................................................. 2 Figure 1-4 Indexed image example ……………………………………….. 4 Figure 1-5 True color image example…………………………………… 4 Figure 1-6 Hand coloring examples……………………………………….. 7 Figure 1-7 Pixel based Pseudocoloring ………………………………….... 9 Figure 1-8 Group based Pseudocoloring....................................................... 9 Figure 1-9 Coloring using different color map............................................. 9 Figure 2-1 Al-Gindy coloring system diagram and results......................... 14 Figure 2-2 Global matching coloring result.................................................. 17 Figure 2-3 Night vision image coloring........................................................ 17 Figure 2-4 Local color transfer results.......................................................... 17 Figure 2-5 Welsh swatches........................................................................... 20 Figure 2-6 Matting coloring algorithm sequence.......................................... 20 Figure 2-7 H. Nodaa Coloring system result................................................. 22 xi List of Abbreviations Figure 2-8 Fully automatic coloring system................................................. 22 Figure 2-9 A.Levin system results................................................................ 26 Figure 2-10 V. Konushin coloring results....................................................... 26 Figure 2-11 S. Premoˇze aerial orthoimagery coloring.................................. 26 Figure 2-12 D. S´ykora cartoon coloring system............................................ 29 Figure 2-13 The animation results for the canyon model............................... 29 Figure 3-1 Example samples of Brodatz texture database............................ 31 Figure 3-2 Comparison between different texture types.............................. 31 Figure 3-3 Co-occurrence matrix calculations.............................................. 36 Figure 3-4 Comparison between a sine wave and wavelet wave................. 45 Figure 3-5 Time-frequency tiling for sampled data, FFT, and DWT basis functions..................................................................................... 47 Figure 3-6 1D signal discrete Wavelet Transform for 1 level...................... 49 Figure 3-7 Three levels discrete wavelets decomposition............................ 49 Figure 3-8 The analysis filter bank for 2D wavelet decomposition.............. 51 Figure 3-9 The reconstruction filter bank for 2D wavelet decomposition.... 51 Figure 3-10 2D wavelets decomposition coefficients..................................... 52 Figure 3-11 Some samples of wavelets families............................................. 52 Figure 3-12 Samples from Brodatz database benchmark............................... 54 xii List of Abbreviations Figure 3-13 Samples from Vistex database benchmark................................. 54 Figure 3-14 Sample from MeasTex database benchmark............................... 57 Figure 3-15 Samples from Columbia-Utrecht database benchmark............... 57 Figure 3-16 Outex database example.............................................................. 57 Figure 3-17 Samples from PANN database benchmark................................. 59 Figure 4-1 Successive computations of the meanshift define a path leading to a local density maximum........................................................ 66 Figure 4-2 Mean shift filtering and segmentation......................................... 66 Figure 4-3 Mean shift segmentation result.................................................... 66 Figure 4-4 kd-tree example........................................................................... 71 Figure 4-5 The difference between linear and data-driven partitioning....... 74 Figure 4-6 The locality-sensitive hashing data structure.............................. 74 Figure 4-7 K-mean procedure block diagram............................................. 76 Figure 4-8 K-mean example......................................................................... 81 Figure 4-9 Nearest neighbor classifier in action on a two class problem..... 87 Figure 5-1 TRICS diagram..................................................................................... 91 Figure 5-2 Interpolated wavelets coefficients vs. previous level reconstruction coefficients............................................................................................. 94 Figure 5-3 Modified wavelets feature extraction.................................................... 94 xiii List of Abbreviations Figure 5-4 wavelets approximation levels............................................................... 95 Figure 5-5 5 three levels modified DWT subbands. .............................................. 95 Figure 5-6 Lows kernels coefficients...................................................................... 96 Figure 5-7 FAMS results ........................................................................................ 98 Figure 5-8 k-mean with spatial features ................................................................ 100 Figure 5-9 Segmentation results before and after splitting disjoint regions……… 100 Figure 5-10 Elimination small regions..................................................................... 101 Figure 5-11 Segmentation results by laws and wavelets......................................... 101 Figure 5-12 Example to illustrate the significance of the VRC index..................... 103 Figure 5-13 Training set1 generation....................................................................... 107 Figure 5-14 Training set2 samples........................................................................... 107 Figure 5-15 samples of the artificial images used in set1 classification.................. 109 Figure 5-16 Largest rectangle extraction example................................................... 109 Figure 5-17 64×64 rectangle extraction example..................................................... 109 Figure 5-18 Padding results by ZR, MR, and OBP................................................... 112 Figure 5-19 Classification results for GLCM, Tamura features............................... 112 Figure 5-20 Natural scenes classification results...................................................... 114 Figure 5-21 HSV/HSB and HSI/HLS channels........................................................ 116 Figure 5-22 Change in saturation coloring results.................................................... 118 xiv List of Abbreviations Figure 5-23 Replacing saturation with the complement of lightness....................... 118 Figure 6.1 Brodatz textures experiment results..................................................... 120 Figure 6.2 Training set images................................................................................ 120 Figure 6.3 Segmentation with spatial features...................................................... 122 Figure 6.4 Segmentation without spatial features................................................. 123 Figure 6.5 Other test set images.............................................................................. 124 Figure 6.6 PANN Database, segmentation with splitting disjoint regions............. 125 Figure 6.7 Misclassified results............................................................................ 127 Figure 6.8 Comparison between LCT, GIM techniques and TRICS system......... 129 Figure 6.9 Comparison with GIM technique.......................................................... 130 Figure 6.10 HSI- HSV coloring comparison...................................................... 131 Figure A.1 Absorption of light by the red, green, and blue cones in the human eye as a function of wavelength........................................................ 136 Figure A.2 RGB color cube..................................................................................... 137 Figure A.3 Additive colors and subtractive colors................................................. 138 Figure A.4 HSV,HSL color models....................................................................... 140 Figure A.5 Different models representation........................................................... 141 Figure A.6 Hue, Saturation and Lightness/Brightness channels............................ 142 Figure A.7 XYZ and Lab color spaces................................................................... 148 xv List of Abbreviations LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS App Mean Page 1D One Dimension...................................................................... 42 2D Two Dimension..................................................................... 19 3D Three Dimension................................................................... 32 ACA Adaptive Clustering Algorithm............................................... 81 AMISE Asymptotic Mean Integrated Squared Error......................... 62 AR Resolution Autoregressive.................................................... 41 ARMA Autoregressive-Moving-Average.......................................... 41 ASM Angular Second Moment....................................................... 35 B Blue Channel.......................................................................... 142 BCSS Between Clusters Sum Of Squares......................................... 102 BW Black To White-Axe………………………………………… 139 CBIR Content Base Image Retrieval……………………………….. 111 CCIR International Radi Consultive Committee……………………. 145 CEC Combined Estimation Criterion………………………………. 103 CIE Commision Internationale De l'Eclairage…………………….. 145 CIR Color Infrared Image…………………………………………. 21 CML Coupled Map Lattices………………………………………… 25 CMY Cyan, Magneta And Yellow Color Model……………………. 137 xvi List of Abbreviations CMYK Cyan, Magneta , Yellow And Black Color Model……………. 137 Con Contrast……………………………………………………….. 35 Cor Correlation……………………………………………………. 35 CRT Cathode Ray Tube…………………………………………….. 135 CUReT Columbia University And Utrecht University………………… 55 CV Cross Validation………………………………………………. 90 CVC Color Variation Curve………………………………………… 28 CVM Cramer/Von Mises Distance Measure………………………… 84 CWT Continuous Wavelet Transform………………………………. 45 DB Database……………………………………………………….. 116 DCT Discrete Cosine Transform……………………………………. 27 DWT Discrete Wavelet Transform………………………………….. 49 E5 5 Elements Edge Kernel Mask Of Laws………………………. 43 EMD Earth Mover Distance…………………………………………. 84 Ent Entropy……………………………………………………….. 35 FAMS Fast Adaptive Mean Shift…………………………………….. 69 FCM Fuzzy C-Mean…………………………………………………. 81 G Green Channel………………………………………………… 142 GIM Global Image Matching Technique…………………………… 128 GLCM Gray Level Co-Occurrence Matrix……………………………. 35 GMM Gaussian Mixture Model……………………………………… 16 H Hue Channel…………………………………………………… 139 xvii List of Abbreviations HLS Hue, Lightness And Saturation Color Model…………………. 118 HF High Frequency……………………………………………….. 14 HSB Hue, Saturation And Brightness Color Model………………… 5 HSI Hue, Saturation And Intensity Color Model………………….. 5 HSV Hue, Saturation And Value Color Model…………………… 118 I Intensity/Lightness Channel In HSI Model………………….. 142 I 1st Chromatic Channel In YIQ color Model………………….. 145 IDCT Inverse Discrete Cosine Transform…………………………… 14 ISCT Image Sequence Color Transfer………………………………. 28 JD Jeffrey-Divergence……………………………………………. 85 KL Kullback-Leibler Divergence…………………………………. 85 KNN K-Nearest Neighbor…………………………………………… 86 KS Kolmogrov-Smirnov Distance………………………………… 84 l Luminance Channel In Lαβcolor Model………………………. 148 L L Channel In MSL Model/ Or Lightness Channel In HSL……. 148 L5 5 Elements Level Kernel Mask Of Laws……………………… 43 L5S5' 25 Elements Matrix Of L5 * S5’ Of Laws…………………….. 43 LCT Local Color Transfer Technique………………………………. 128 LMS Color Space Used For Conversion…………………………….. 149 LOOCV Leave-One-Out Cross Validation……………………………... 89 Lp Minkowski-Form Distance……………………………………. 83 LSH Local Sensitivity Hashing……………………………………. 69 xviii List of Abbreviations LUT Look Up Table………………………………………………… 8 lαβ Lαβ Color Model……………………………………………… 5 M M Channel In LMS Channel………………………………….. 148 MA Moving-Average………………………………………………. 41 MAP Maximum A Posteriori………………………………………... 21 MeasTex The Measurement Of Texture Classification Algorithms…….. 55 MISE Mean Integrated Squared Error……………………………….. 67 MR Mirroring Padding…………………………………………….. 110 MRF Markov Random Field Model…………………………………. 21 MRI Magnetic Resonance Imaging…………………………………. 10 MRS Minimum Region Size………………………………………… 65 NTSC National Television System Committee Video Standard …….. 145 O(N) Order Of N…………………………………………………….. 71 OBP Object-Based Padding…………………………………………. 110 OUTex University Of Oulu Texture Database………………………… 56 PAL Phase Alternating Line Video Standard………………………. 145 PBF Pixel Based Feature……………………………………………. 92 Q 2nd Chromatic Channel In Yiq color Model…………………... 145 QF Quadratic Form………………………………………………... 84 R Red Channel…………………………………………………… 142 R5 5 Elements Ripple Kernel Mask Of Laws…………………….. 43 RBF Region Based Features………………………………………… 108 xix List of Abbreviations RGB Red , Green, And Blue Color Model………………………….. 1 S Saturation Channel/ Or S Channel In LMS Channel………….. 142 S5 5 Elements Spot Kernel Mask Of Laws………………………. 43 SECAM ‘Sequential Couleur Avec Memoire’ Video Standard……….. 145 SEM Scanning Electron Microscopy………………………………... 10 SOFM Self Organization Feature Map Neural Network……………… 12 TEM Texture Energy Measure……………………………………… 43 TRICS Texture Recognition Based Image Coloring System………….. 91 TSS Total Sum Of Squares………………………………………… 102 U 1st Chromatic Channel In Yuvcolor Model……………………. 146 USA United States Of America ……………………………………. 145 V Brightness/Value Channel/Or 2nd Chromatic Channel In Yuvcolor Model……………………………………………….. 144 VisTex Vision And Modeling Group At The MIT Media Lab………... 53 VRC Variance Ratio Criterion………………………………………. 102 W5 5 Elements Wave Kernel Mask Of Laws……………………… 43 WCSS Within Cluster Sum Of Squares………………………………. 102 WMV Weighted-Mean-Variance Distance…………………………… 83 X X Component Of XYZ Color Model………………………….. 148 X2 X2 Distance Measure………………………………………….. 84 XYZ Device Independent Color Space……………………………… 147 xx List of Abbreviations Y Y Component Of XYZ Color Model/ Or Luminance Component In YIQ And YUV Models……………………….. 145 YCbCr Color Model Used In Digital Component Video ……………... 146 YIQ YIQ Color Model……………………………………………… 5 YPbPr Color Model Used In Analog Component Video …………….. 146 YUV YUV Color Model…………………………………………….. 145 Z Z Component Of XYZ Color Model………………………….. 148 ZR Zero Padding………………………………………………….. 110 α 1st Chromatic Channel In Lαβcolor Model…………………… 148 β 2nd Chromatic Channel In Lαβcolor Model…………………... 148 xxi List of Symbols LIST OF SYMBOLS Symbol Mean Page A Asymmetric matrix................................................................. 25 acj Approximation coefficient for scale j..................................... 47 ad Directional angle.................................................................... 38 adp Position of pth peak................................................................ 39 Av Average.................................................................................. 36 B1, B2, B3 Basis images........................................................................... 28 b Block size the power for base 2............................................. 37 c Coefficient.............................................................................. 62 C Category or class.................................................................... 86 cj Cluster center of index j......................................................... 75 Cj Over all clusters center........................................................... 102 Cli Class index............................................................................. 87 CLp Image clusters......................................................................... 65 coP Co-occurrence probability density function........................... 35 D Diagonal matrix whose diagonal elements are the sum of the affinities........................................................................... 25 d Dimension............................................................................. dcj Detail/wavelet coefficient for scale j..................................... 47 xxii List of Symbols dco Co-occurrence distance.......................................................... 35 dij Dissimilarity between i,j........................................................ 84 E Distance / error...................................................................... 18 e Number of iterations.............................................................. 78 ed Edge strength.......................................................................... 38 f(.) Mapping function................................................................... 15 ƒˆ Probability density function................................................... 62 fc Cost function.......................................................................... 23 Fcon Contrast.................................................................................. 37 Fdir Directionality.......................................................................... 39 Flin Line likeness........................................................................... 39 Freg Regularity............................................................................... 39 Frgh Roughness............................................................................... 39 g Gradient function.................................................................... 63 G,K Kernels.................................................................................... 64 Gi Gaussian component............................................................... 16 Hd Histogram................................................................................ 38 Hdir Histogram of quantized directional......................................... 38 hn Edges length/window width.................................................... 61 hr Range bandwidth.................................................................... 65 hs Spatial bandwidth................................................................... 65 hw Wavelets features bandwidth................................................. 98 xxiii List of Symbols hφ Wavelet filter for scale function............................................. 51 hψ Wavelet filter for base function.............................................. 51 i,j Counters.................................................................................. ... I,J Images..................................................................................... ... Ic Color image............................................................................. 8 Ick K channel color component.................................................... 12 Ig Gray image.............................................................................. 8 Is Source color image................................................................. 13 It Target image........................................................................... 16 k K-mean clusters number......................................................... 75 ki Number of samples for class i................................................. 87 knn K nearest neighbors................................................................ 86 l Luminance of a pixel.............................................................. 14 L2 Euclidean Distance metric..................................................... 18 Li Pixel label.............................................................................. 65 low Lower bound.......................................................................... 80 M Image height........................................................................... 5 m Meanshift function.................................................................. 64 Mc Total number of classes......................................................... 87 mco Co-occurrence matrix width step........................................... 36 N Image width........................................................................... 5 n Number of samples................................................................ 62 xxiv List of Symbols Nco Co-occurrence matrix size (gray levels) ................................ 35 nco Co-occurrence matrix height step........................................... 36 np Neighborhood pixels............................................................ 18 np Number of peaks.................................................................. 39 Nt Number of training samples................................................... 87 p Pixel........................................................................................ 15 pi Pixel of index i........................................................................ 75 Pn Probability density.................................................................. 61 ps Source pixel............................................................................ 23 pt Target pixel............................................................................. 23 q A query point.......................................................................... 74 r Normalizing factor.................................................................. 39 R Set of real numbers................................................................. 47 R∩ Intersection region................................................................. 74 RU Union region........................................................................... 74 ri Segmented region i................................................................. 16 Rn D-dimensional hypercube....................................................... 61 s Scale factor............................................................................. 45 Si Image sequence...................................................................... 28 t Time........................................................................................ 15 T1, T2, T3 Three target images................................................................. 28 Tk Transformational function on channel k................................. 12 xxv List of Symbols u Unit norm vector..................................................................... 25 upp Upper bound.............................................................. ............ 80 Vn Volume of region Rn and samples Kn falls in Rn...... ............ 61 vx, vy Optical flow.............................................................. ............ 24 W (n pixels × n pixels) matrix whose elements are the pairwise affinities between pixels.......................................... .............. 25 wp Arrange of angles around the pth peak.................................... 39 wts A weighting function sums to one.......................................... 19 Wφ Wavelets coefficients for scale function................................. 48 Wψ Wavelets coefficients for base function.................................. 48 x,y Pixel coordinates.................................................................... 1 x1 q Query sample feature 1........................................................... 86 x1 t Training sample feature 1....................................................... 86 xi Input points/samples............................................................... 64 yi Meanshift basins of attraction points...................................... 64 yi,c Mean shift mean point............................................................ 64 Z Set of integers......................................................................... 47 zi Output filtered points.............................................................. 64 α 1st chromatic channel in lαβcolor model................................ 148 α4 The second kurtosis/ the fourth moment................................ 37 β 2nd chromatic channel in lαβcolor model.............................. 148 xxvi List of Symbols ζ Inequalities used to separate the buckets................................ 72 η The number of partitions......................................................... 72 θ Co-occurrence matrix angle.................................................... 35 λ Proportionality constant.......................................................... 68 µ Mean value.............................................................................. 15 ρ The power of Minkowski........................................................ 83 σ Standard deviation.................................................................. 15 τ Translation factor.................................................................... 45 φ Wavelet scaling function........................................................ 48 ψ Wavelet base function............................................................. 48 ψD Diagonal wavelets................................................................... 48 ψH Horizontal wavelets................................................................ 48 ψV Vertical wavelets.................................................................... 48 ω A unit hypercube centered at the origin................................. 61 Differentiation......................................................................... 63 xxvii List of Publications LIST OF PUBLICATIONS [1] Noura A.Semary, Mohiy M. Hadhoud, W. S. El-Kilani, and Nabil A. Ismail, “Texture Recognition Based Gray Image Coloring”, The 24th National Radio Science Conference (NRSC2007), pp. C22, March 13-15, 2007, Faculty of Engineering, Ain-Shams Univ., Egypt. xxviii Chapter 1 Introduction CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION In this chapter we present an introduction on the gray image coloring problem starting with a short description on digital image principles and what is the difference between colored and gray image. Also this chapter presents an introduction on the different techniques used for coloring. Following that, a brief introduction on our proposed coloring system is presented. 1.1 Digital image principles Digital image is considered to be a discrete function I(x,y), where x and y are spatial (plan) coordinates, and the amplitude of I at any pair of coordinates (x,y) is called the intensity or the gray level of the image at that point. Each point in the image is called pixel and is denoted by its position and intensity. For a colored image, any pixel color is defined by a triple values vary from 0 to 255 or from 0 to 1 for normalized values, describing the amount of red, green and blue color components of this pixel. This type of image is sometimes called a full color image, RGB image, or alternatively a contone image. The term contone comes from the fact that these images give the appearance of a continuous range of color tones. RGB cube color model figure 1.1 is the simplest color model describing the color space. Other color models are presented in Appendix A. Typically we can consider four types of images: - Binary image. In a binary image, each color pixel is represented by a single bit to represent the color as black or white. Figure 1.2 represents an example on a binary image. - Intensity image or a gray scale image. A grayscale image contains only grays, much like a black and white photograph or TV movie. It’s sometimes 1 Chapter 1 Introduction Gray values Figure 1.1: Normalized RGB cube model Figure 1.2: Binary image 0 . 50 . 100 . 150 . 200 . 250 . 255 Figure 1.3: Intensity image 2 Chapter 1 Introduction called a monochrome image .Simply when the red, green, and blue values are equal (the marked diagonal in figure 1.1) it is considered as gray image, so each pixel in a grayscale image is represented by a single value, representing the gray level from 0 for black right through to 255 for white. Typically each pixel is represented by a single byte, giving only 256 levels of gray (figure 1.3). (Note that red, green and blue values in the image are normalized) - Indexed image. In this type, each pixel has an index referring to a triple RGB color value in attached color map. The color depth of the image is measured by the number of triple values in the color map. Figure 1.4 presents an indexed image with 256 levels color map. - True color image. In this type, each color component (also called channel) is represented by a single byte (8 bits), giving 256 discrete levels of each color channel. Each pixel is therefore represented by 3 bytes, or 24 bits, giving a total of about 16 million different combinations of red, green and blue. The quality of a 24 bit RGB image is perfectly adequate for almost all purposes as presented in figure 1.5. For instance, table 1.1 shows the difference between an RGB image and the gray version of the same image to illustrate the difference between both. Notice that, the total size of the image concludes the header of the image file. 3 Chapter 1 Introduction Figure 1.4: Indexed image Figure 1.5: True color image Image Size Possible No. Actually Used Total size Image (pixel) colors No. colors (byte) 170 ×120 px 16777216 15998 60.0 kb 170 ×120 px 256 246 21.2 kb Table 1.1: A comparison between a colored and gray image 4 Chapter 1 Introduction 1.2 Coloring Problem: Gray image coloring is a new research point area since it is utilized to increase the visual appeal of images such as old black and white photos, movies or scientific illustrations. In addition, the information content of some scientific images can be perceptually enhanced with color by exploiting variations in chromaticity as well as luminance. To illustrate the problem of coloring, next paragraphs show how to convert from color to gray and how it is impossible to convert from gray to color. There are two definitions to describe the gray value as an equation of the three basic components of RGB color model (red, green, and blue): 1: Intensity (most common used): Gray = (Red + Green + Blue) /3 (1.1) 2: Luminance (NTSC standard): Gray = 0.299 Red + 0.587 Green + 0.114Blue (1.2) These two equations are not reversible, that means if we have a gray value we can't convert it back to its red, green, and blue components. Each gray value from 0 to 255 has 256×256 combinations of completely different colors. For instance, table 1.2 shows some samples of different colors that have the same gray value. For more illustration, to convert a color image to a gray scale one using other color models like HSB, HSI, YIQ and lαβ (Appendix A), only the intensity channel B, I,Y and l respectively is transferred to the gray image, while the chromatic channels HS,IQ and αβ respectively will take zero values. That means if we have M×N gray image, then there are 2×M×N missed chromatic values needed to convert it back to a colored image. 5 Chapter 1 Introduction 1.3 Coloring Trials: This problem of coloring excites the researchers especially in image processing area. And the trends for coloring were appeared from 80s. We classify these trends into three categories: Hand coloring, Semi automatic coloring, and automatic coloring. Next subsections will illustrate these trends in details. 1.3.1 Hand coloring: Hand coloring has been long used by artists as a way of showing their talent. Many trials were found for gray image hand coloring to enhance its visual appearance. For instance, the coloring of the classic movie Casablanca in 1988 took more than two months and nearly US$ 450,000 to complete, in a process that involved among many other labor intensive steps researching historical wardrobe notes from original movie’s set to discover the specific colors that the actors and actresses wore in most of the scenes. [1] One of the commercial software packages, BlackMagic [2] figure1.6 (a), which is designed for still image colorization, provides the user with a range of useful brushes and color palettes. The main drawback of it is that a segmentation task is done completely manually. Many trials also are found using the common image editing softwares like Adobe Photoshop and Paintshop Pro, most of these trials are based on segmenting the image manually and duplicate the image into another layer one of them are colored by the suitable colors as solid areas, and the other is transferred to a transparent image with some ratio of transparency, finally the two layers are merged to result in a final colored image like figure 1.6(b). Another way is to change the Hue and the saturation of the different image parts as in figure 1.6(c). 6 Chapter 1 Introduction RGB Color R, G, B values Gray value Gray Color 100, 150, 87 128 147, 87, 149 128 149, 147, 87 128 Table 1.2: Examples of different colors with the same gray value (a) (b) (c) Figure 1.6 (a) Black magic (b)Photoshop layers (c) Paintshop pro colorization 7 Chapter 1 Introduction 1.3.2 Semi automatic coloring: Pseudocoloring is a common example for the semi automatic coloring technique for adding color to grayscale images; where the mapping of luminance values to color values is done by converting the gray image to an indexed image. The choice of the colormap is commonly determined by human decision. This colormap is also called 'Look Up Table' (LUT). Pseudocoloring can be performed for each pixel; so the pixel value can be considered as an index for a triple colors value (figure1.7). Also quantization can be used for grouping similar pixels to take the same color value. Quantization can be done over the intensity value or any other pixel features (figure1.8). So we can represent the coloring progress as the following equation Ic(x,y) =colormap(Ig(x,y) ) (1.3) Where Ic is the color image, Ig is the gray image and (x,y) is the pixels coordinate. It's so difficult to select the suitable colormap especially for the images that have real colors like natural scenes or photos, so this method usually is used for unreal color images as medical images or production images. Figure 1.9 illustrates this meaning by examples. In figure 1.9 (a), this is a normal gray scale image presented with its color map in the left. Palette index 0 is in the upper left corner and palette index 255 is in the lower right corner. In figure 1.9 (b), this is the same image using the spectrum color palette that has 256 different colors and the mapping done by pixel index. In figure 1.9(c), another 256 custom color palette with black highlights, blue darker mid tones and green shadows running to black. In figure 1.9(d), a group based pseudocoloring example using a 16 levels custom color palette with black to white tones running through red. 8 Chapter 1 Introduction Ind R G B g . … … … 115 10 12 43 54 10 . … … … 255 115 54 234 126 … . … … … 255 43 65 243 Figure 1.7: Pixel based Pseudocoloring Ind R G B g . … … … 8 10 12 43 54 10 . … … … 255 115 54 234 126 250 . … … … … 255 43 65 243 Figure 1.8: Group based Pseudocoloring (a) (b) (c) (d) Figure 1.9 Coloring using different color map 9 Chapter 1 Introduction Pratt [1991] describes this method for medical images such as X-ray, Magnetic Resonance Imaging MRI, Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and other imaging modalities as an “image enhancement” technique because it can be used to “enhance the delectability of detail within the image” [3] However, by using a colormap which does not increase monotonically in luminance, pseudocolored images may introduce perceptual distortions. Studies have found a strong correlation of the perceived “naturalness” of face images and the degree to which the luminance values increase monotonically in the colormap. [3] 1.3.3 Automatic coloring: The trend to fully automated gray image coloring is an important point in this field and many trials to do so were found, each of them uses different methodology for coloring, their techniques will be covered in the next chapter . On the other hand, we try to simulate the human intelligence in this area. We believe that to make the computer recognizes the image parts or objects and recolor them using previous knowledge of their real color will result in better results. We have proposed an intelligent fully automatic coloring system for textural images like natural images. It works by segmenting the image into different textured regions then finding the suitable class for each region from a set of different textures stored in a special database. Each class is supported with a specific color value. We make use of the well known techniques for gray image texture segmentation and classification. The colorization is done by using HSV/HSB (Hue, Saturation, and Value/Brightness) color model. Since in this model only the brightness channel has the value of the gray image intensity while the hue and saturation channels have zero values, it's simple to colorize the image by adding hue and saturation values for each pixel. The hue for any region is taken from the texture class color value. Saturation channel is computed by inverting the original gray image intensity. Our system is compared with two 10 Chapter 1 Introduction common coloring techniques in the literature. Our system results are very satisfying and perform the other techniques. 1.4 Research Objectives The main goal of this thesis is to improve the process of gray image coloring using recognition systems to simulate the human vision in retrieving the missed colors in a gray image. To achieve this goal, we concentrate our research on finding the suitable techniques for building a powerful texture based recognition system to recognize natural scenes objects and colorize it. This recognition system should be fully automated and doesn’t depend on any user support. Also, as an important aim in our research, we have looked for minimizing the execution time of whole the coloring process, as a basic requirement in video coloring. By the end of this thesis, we have reached our goals successfully. 1.5 Thesis Organization The thesis is organized as follows: Chapter 2 surveys the previous works contributed for automatic coloring. Chapter 3 covers the basic principles of texture analysis. In chapter 4, the most common segmentation and classification techniques used in our system are presented. The proposed coloring system is presented in chapter 5. Results, conclusions and future works are presented in chapter 6 with comparisons between our system and two well known coloring systems. At the end of this thesis, appendix-A presents the different color models to help readers understanding the specification of each mentioned color model. 11 Chapter 2 Previous works CHAPTER TWO PREVIOUS WORKS In this chapter, previous trials for automatic coloring will be discussed. Automatic coloring has been proposed in the literature by so many authors. But there is no published work which has surveyed all the works in this area in one paper. More over, there is no listed classification for their work. From our side of view, we have classified their relatively work, according to their trends in obtaining the colors which are transferred to the gray image pixels, into three categories: Transformational coloring, Matched image coloring and User selected coloring. Each of these types will be presented in details. 2.1 Transformational coloring: In the transformational coloring, the coloring is done by applying a function that we have called a transformation function Tk upon the intensity value of each pixel Ig(x,y) resulting in the chromatic value Ick(x,y) for channel k. Hence we can say: I ck ( x, y ) = Tk [ I g ( x, y )] (2.1) Where Ig is the intensity value of pixel the x,y, and Ick is the k channel chromatic value for the same pixel). Since there must be three channels for the new colored pixel in any color model (Appendix A), there must be three transformation functions that transform the lonely available value ‘intensity’ to three channels values. Some times more parameters are added to the equation such as pixel position or any other features. Pseudocoloring can be considered as a case of this type, where the transformation function simply maps the color map to the gray levels directly (Chapter 1). J. Yoo et al. [4] proposed a system that generalized the pseudocoloring. They used the SOFM neural network for codebook construction from actual images. Variants of intensity 12 Chapter 2 Previous works are classified to code vectors for color encoding using a back-propagation neural network. The drawback of their system is that they used RGB color space (Appendix A) which caused a decrease in the quality of the colored results. Al-Gindy et al [5] is another trail of this type of coloring. Although it's not cited but it's considered to be a trial, they proposed a coloring system that uses the frequency domain to extract new chromatic values for each gray pixel. The technique is based on the association of colors with spatial frequencies. The gray level image is converted into the frequency domain by using the discrete cosine transform, and then two filters were used to generate the red and blue components of the RGB image. The gray scale image was used to represent the green component. The RGB components were combined to generate the color image. High frequencies is omitted from the colored image again to produce more refined colored one. The technique diagram and results are shown in figure 2.1. This type of coloring has the lack of reality in the obtained colors. Besides, it may cause inconsistency or cutoff channels artifact between the colors. This type can be useful for images that don’t have real colors such as medical images. 2.2 Matched image coloring In this technique, a colored image is selected manually to be a reference for the color palette used in coloring process. The pixels of the gray image Ig are matched with a source colored image Is pixels; the most similar pixel color is transferred to the corresponding gray one by the color transfer technique proposed by E.Reinhard et .al [6]. The process can be described as follows: For each gray pixel Ig(x,y) there exists a colored pixel Is(x2,y2) such that the distance E (some similarity measure) between them is the minimum value. The chromatic values in Is are transferred to Ig and the achromatic value of Ig remains. 13 Chapter 2 Previous works Gray image Green Blue Red DCT Replacing HF Replacing HF Gray image 1 IDCT RDCR × New RDCB × New blue red Color image Colored image 1 Color image Gray Red Blue Green DCT Remove HF from 512 to 3 Gray image2 IDCT New Gray Mean Square Error Resul for R & B comp Colored image2 Figure 2.1 : Al-Gindy coloring system diagram and results 14 Chapter 2 Previous works From that description, the color model used for this type of coloring should have a separated luminance channel. Authors differ in the way of matching the two images' pixels; most of them use only the luminance value of the pixel; which mean that each pixel in the grayscale image will have the chromatic components of the nearest pixel in luminance in the reference color image. In "Global matching procedure" of T. Welsh et al [3], transferring the entire color “mood” of the source to the target image is done by matching luminance and texture information between the images. Then the technique transfers only chromatic information and retain the original luminance values of the target image. First each image is converted into the lαβ color space .Jittered sampling was used to select a small subset of pixels in the color image as samples. Then for each pixel in the grayscale image in scan-line order, the best matching sample in the color image is selected. The best match is determined by using a weighted average of pixel luminance and the neighborhood statistics (standard deviation of the luminance values of the pixel neighborhood). The chromaticity values (α and β channels) of the best matched pixel are then transferred to the grayscale image while the original luminance value is retained to form the final image. So the technique also can be used for recoloring color images. A sample of this procedure results is shown in figure2.2. Welsh algorithm works best when the luminance distributions of the target and source images are locally similar. Its performance will degrade when the pixel histograms of the target and source luminance images are substantially different. So in [7], a preconditioning step precedes the matching step; a linear remapping of the luminance distribution of the source image is computed first. That remapping is done such that, the first and second order statistics of the luminance distribution of the source image become equal to those of the target image. This helps to create a better correspondence between the luminance ranges of the target and source images, but does not alter the luminance values of the target image. More concretely, if l(p) is the luminance of a pixel in the source image, then the remapping is done as follows 15 Chapter 2 Previous works σt l ( p) = (l ( p ) − µ s ) + µ t (2.2) σs Where µt and µs represent the mean luminance, and σt and σs are the standard deviations of the luminance distributions, both taken with respect to the target and source luminance distributions respectively. According to this improvement, the system is used in coloring nightvision images like in figure2.3. Yu-Wing Tai et al. [8] described a general color transfer algorithm (figure 2.4). They perform probabilistic segmentation of both images using Gaussian Mixture Model (GMM); given an input image pair Is for source color image and It for target image (gray or color), a probabilistic segmentation in each of them is constructed so that the colors in every segmented region ri can be fitted by a Gaussian component Gi of a GMM appropriately. It guarantees that any two regions in the two input images have similar statistical model, and a natural mapping can be achieved between them. Hence, region ri and Gaussian component Gi are closely related. After performing probabilistic segmentation on the two input images Is and It respectively, they obtain a set of segmented regions. A mapping function f(.) is established which maps each Gaussian component Gtj (related to region rtj ) in image It to some Gaussian in image Is . The function f(.) is estimated directly from color statistics. In practice, humans are more sensitive to the luminance channel, where the monotonic constraint should be maintained. Specifically, for a pair of Gaussian components Gti (ti; µti, σti ) and Gtj (tj ; µtj, σtj ) where µti ≥ µtj in the luminance channel, the transferred Gaussian means µ' should also satisfy µ'ti ≥ µ'tj . In their method, Gtj is mapped to Gsi where their means in luminance channel are closest and monotonic constraint is enforced simultaneously. 16 Chapter 2 Previous works Figure 2.2 Global matching coloring result Figure 2.3 Night vision image coloring Figure 2.4 Local color transfer results 17 Chapter 2 Previous works After obtaining the mapping function f(.) which maps Gaussian component from Gtj (tj ; µtj, σtj ) to Gsi (si; µsi, σsi ), the final transferred color in pixel It(x, y) is computed as: σ si g ( I t ( x, y )) = ∑ tj Pxy ( ( I t ( x, y ) − µ tj ) + µ si ) (2.3) j σ tj Where tjPxy is the probability that I(x, y) belongs to region tj of the target image. It guarantees the smoothness after the transfer, especially in regions rich in colors. Welsh et al [3] proposed also another technique to improve the coloring results when the matching results are not satisfying. It was achieved by asking the user to identify and associate small rectangles, called “swatches” (figure 2.5) in both the source and destination images to indicate how certain key colors should be transferred. This is performed by luminance remapping as in the global procedure but only between corresponding swatches. Again, random jittered sampling with approximately 50 samples per swatch is used. The second step is similar to texture synthesis algorithms of Efros and Leung 1999; Efros and Freeman 2001 in which the L2 (Euclidian) distance is used to find texture matches. The error distance E is defined using the L2 metric between neighborhood npg in the grayscale image and neighborhood nps in the colorized swatch as: E (np g , np s ) = ∑[I p∈N g ( p ) − l s ( p )] 2 (2.4) Where Ig is the grayscale image, lS is the luminance channel of the colorized swatch and p are the pixels in these neighborhoods. Note, at this stage the color image is no longer searched for texture matches but only searching is done for matches within the colorized swatches in the target image. The advantage of the approach is that in the first stage colors are transferred to the swatches selectively which prevents pixels with similar neighborhood statistics from the wrong part of the image from corrupting the target swatch colors. It also allows the user to transfer colors from any part of image to a select region even if the two corresponding regions vary largely from one another 18 Chapter 2 Previous works in texture and luminance levels. Secondly, since it is expected there to be more texture coherence within an image than between two different images, it is expected that pixels which are similar in texture to the colorized target swatches to be colorized similarly. T.Chen et al [9] built their coloring system on the idea of swatches too (figure 2.6). The first part of their approach is an efficient grayscale image matting algorithm in Bayesian framework. The foreground and background color distributions, and the alpha’s distribution are modeled with spatially varying sets of Gaussians. The major novelties of this matting algorithm are the introduction of alpha’s distribution and gradient into the Bayesian framework and an efficient optimization scheme. This grayscale image matting algorithm can effectively handle objects with intricate and vision sensitive boundaries, such as hair strands or facial organs. In the second part, by combining the grayscale image matting algorithm with color transferring techniques using swatches, an efficient colorization scheme is proposed, which provides great improvement over existing techniques for some difficult cases, such as human faces or images with confusing luminance distribution. U. Lipowezkys [10] system used swatches for aerial image coloring. The proposed method is based on a simple premise: similar textures should have similar color distributions. This premise is formalized by using Bayesian texture classification of grayscale destination imagery with a set of textural prototypes or swatches from source color imagery. Only 2D distributions of chrominance channels are transferred and original luminance value is retained. A special segmentation technique is proposed in order to increase the performance of the algorithm. Examples on real images show high quality of colorization neither without using low-resolution color imagery nor without any user intervention. Appropriate prototype selection enables modeling of season changes of vegetation. 19 Chapter 2 Previous works Figure 2.5 : Welsh swatches Grayscale Image Masks Objects Examples Colorized Objects Colorized Image Figure 2.6 Matting coloring algorithm sequence 20 Chapter 2 Previous works Other trials [11, 12] depend on seed points selection from the original colored image as reference points for coloring the same gray image. T. Horiuchi [11] assumed local Markov property on the images and by minimizing a total of RGB pixel-wise differences, the problem was considered as a combinatorial optimization problem and it was solved by using the probabilistic relaxation. H. Nodaa et al [12] algorithm was based on the idea that the colorization problem could be formulated as the maximum a posteriori MAP estimation of a color image given a monochrome image, where a color image was modeled by a Gaussian Markov field ‘MRF’ model. The global MAP estimation problem for a whole image was decomposed into local MAP estimation problems for each pixel, and the local MAP estimation was reduced to a simple quadratic programming problem with constraints. Their results are shown in figure 2.7 Since this trend depends completely on the user selection of the source image, some authors proposed technique s to elevate this constraint. L. Vieira et al [1,13] proposed what could be called a fully automated coloring system (figure 2.8), by using a database of colored images as a source of implicit prior knowledge about color statistics in natural images. They used content-based image retrieval methods to find suitable source images in an image database. To assess the merit of their methodology, they performed a survey where volunteers were asked to rate the plausibility of the colorings generated automatically for grayscale images. In most cases, automatically-colored images were rated either as totally plausible or as mostly plausible. They studied four techniques "luminance histogram, luminance subsampling, luminance + gradient histogram, and luminance + gradient subsampling" to construct the signature vector used to automatically select the source image for color transfer. 21 Chapter 2 Previous works (a) (b) (c) Figure 2.7 (a) Original color images; (b) Estimated color images using evenly spaced 5×5 references; and (c) Estimated ones using evenly spaced 20 × 20 references. Database index Database …… Signature vector (128 bits) - Compute similarity Chrominance Figure 2.8: Fully automatic coloring system 22 Chapter 2 Previous works 2.3 User selection coloring In user selection coloring, the user marks some samples points in the gray image and selects the colors of each. This step is done using a brush like tool. The computer then is responsible of spreading the color on the bounded region containing the colored samples. Different techniques are proposed on how to determine the similar neighbors or bounded region. A. Levin et al. [14] and V. Konushin et al [15] are examples of this type. They have the assumption, that neighboring pixels in space-time with similar intensities should have similar colors. - A. Levin et al [14] proposed a technique that is based on a unified framework applicable to both still images and image sequences. The user indicates how each region should be colored by scribbling the desired color in the interior of the region (figure 2.9), instead of tracing out its precise boundary. Using these user supplied constraints their technique automatically propagates colors to the remaining pixels in the image sequence. They have used YUV color space, as a common space for video processing where Y is the monochromatic luminance channel, which they referred to simply as intensity, while U and V are the chrominance channels, encoding the color. The algorithm is given as input an intensity volume Y(x; y; t) and outputs two color volumes U(x; y; t) and V(x; y; t).The target pixel pt and source pixel ps should have similar colors if their intensities are similar. So the goal is to minimize the difference between the color U(pt) at pixel pt and the weighted average of the colors at neighboring pixels: 2 f c (U ) = ∑ U ( p t ) − ∑ wtsU ( p s ) (2.5) pt p t ∈np ( pt ) where fc is the cost function and wts is a weighting function that sums to one, large when Y(pt) is similar to Y(ps), and small when the two intensities are different. The simplest weighting function that is commonly used by image segmentation algorithms and is based on the squared difference between the two intensities: 23 Chapter 2 Previous works 2 − ( Y ( pt ) −Y ( p s )) 2σ t2 wts ∝ e (2.6) A second weighting function is based on the normalized correlation between the two intensities: 1 wts ∝ 1 + (Y ( pt ) − µ t )(Y ( p s ) − µ s ) (2.7) σ t2 where µ t and σt are the mean and variance of the intensities in a window around pt. The correlation affinity assumes that the color at a pixel U(pt) is a linear function of the intensity Y(pt): U(pt) = aiY(pt) +bi and the linear coefficients ai;bi are the same for all pixels in a small neighborhood around pt. It means that when the intensity is constant the color should be constant, and when the intensity is an edge the color should also be an edge (although the values on the two sides of the edge can be any two numbers). While this model adds to the system a pair of variables per each image window, a simple elimination of the ai;bi variables yields an equation equivalent to equation (2.5) with a correlation based affinity function. The notation pt N(ps) denotes the fact that pt and ps are neighboring pixels. In a single frame, they define two pixels as neighbors if their image locations are nearby. Between two successive frames, they define two pixels as neighbors if their image locations, after accounting for motion, are nearby. More formally, let vx(x; y); vy(x; y) denote the optical flow calculated at time t. Then the pixel (x0; y0; t) is a neighbor of pixel (x1; y1; t +1) if: ( x0 + v x ( x0 ), y 0 + v y ( y 0 )) − ( x1 , y1 ) < T (2.8) The flow field vx(x0); vy(y0) is calculated using a standard motion estimation algorithm . Note that the optical flow is only used to define the neighborhood of each pixel, not to propagate colors through time. Their algorithm is closely related to algorithms proposed for other tasks in image processing. In image segmentation algorithms based 24 Chapter 2 Previous works on normalized cuts, one attempts to find the second smallest eigenvector of the matrix D - W where W is a (n pixels × n pixels) matrix whose elements are the pairwise affinities between pixels (i.e., the pt , ps entry of the matrix is wts) and D is a diagonal matrix whose diagonal elements are the sum of the affinities. The second smallest eigenvector of any symmetric matrix A is a unit norm vector u that minimizes uTAu and is orthogonal to the first eigenvector. By direct inspection, the quadratic form minimized by normalized cuts is exactly the cost function fc, that is uT(D - W)u = fc(u). Thus, the algorithm minimizes the same cost function but under different constraints. In image denoising algorithms based on anisotropic diffusion of Perona and Malik 1989; Tang et al. 2001 one often minimizes a function similar to equation 1, but the function is applied to the image intensity as well. - V. Konushin et al [15] present a new colorization method, based on GrowCut image segmentation algorithm. In their approach a user just marks some pixels with desired colors, and the algorithm propagates these colors to the remainder of the image (figure 2.10). After the initial colorization is computed, the user can interactively adjust and refine the colors of the image. The main advantage of their method over the existing ones is that modification and refining of the image colors doesn’t lead to full recomputation of the image colorization and is performed very fast, thanks to evolutionary nature of the coupled map lattices (CML). - S. Premoˇze et al [16] proposed another approach for automatic coloring of panchromatic aerial orthoimagery (figure 2.11). The method is able to remove shading and shadowing effects in the original image so that shading and shadowing appropriate to variable times of day and year can be added. The method they present is based on pattern recognition principles. 25 Chapter 2 Previous works Figure 2.9 : A.Levin system results Figure 2.10 V. Konushin coloring results (a) Original black-and-white photo with scribbled colors. (b) Result of colorization Figure 2.11 S. Premoˇze aerial orthoimagery coloring, Gray image, Classified image and Colored image 26 Chapter 2 Previous works It classifies regions in the original panchromatic orthoimagery into classes that are subsequently colored with user selected color palette. The method requires very little user interaction and is robust. The user only needs to select a few training points for each class that are later used in the pattern recognition and classification step. User selection coloring gives high quality colorization, but is rather time-consuming, and what is much more important, it requires the colorization to be fully recomputed after even slightest change of the initial marked pixels. 2.4 Video coloring trials Finally coloring grayscale movies can be obtained by coloring the first frame using any of the previous techniques, and using motion detection algorithms to continue colorizing the remaining frames. So many trials for colorizing black and white movies are found in the literature. D. S´ykora et al [17] proposed coloring system for black and white cartoon movies colorization. They proposed a color-by-example technique which combines image segmentation, patch-based sampling and probabilistic reasoning. This method is able to automate colorization when new color information is applied on the already designed black-and white cartoon (figure 2.12). Their technique is especially suitable for cartoons digitized from classical celluloid films, which were originally produced by a paper or cell based method. In this case, the background is usually a static image and only the dynamic foreground needs to be colored frame-by-frame. They also assume that objects in the foreground layer consist of several well visible outlines which will emphasize the shape of homogeneous regions. E. Ritwik et al [18] proposed colorization system specified for video compression. Compression is achieved by firstly discarding chrominance information for all but selected reference frames and then using motion prediction and DCT based 27 Chapter 2 Previous works quantization techniques. While decoding, luminance-only frames are colored using chrominance information from the reference frames using the proposed color transfer techniques. C. Wang et al [19] presented a novel image sequence color transfer algorithm (ISCT). It is able to render an image sequence with color characteristics borrowed from three user-given target images. The input of this algorithm consists of a single input image (I1) and three target images (T1, T2, T3). The output of the algorithm is an image sequence {Si} with N images that embeds itself with color mood variations. A user selects necessary parameters, and a color variation curve CVC (a linear or parabolic), through a user friendly interface they have developed. The algorithm completes the task in three steps. First, it executes a color transfer algorithm using the input image and three target images, producing three basis images (B1, B2, B3). Their color features are thus borrowed from the three target images (T1, T2, T3). Given the user- defined CVCs and three basis images generated in the first step, the ISCT algorithm then interpolates the mean and variance values for N images. Finally, referring to the input image and values interpolated in the second step, the algorithm automatically generates an image sequence. This is achieved in several seconds by applying the color transfer algorithm individually for every interpolated value. In addition, they have developed a user interface which makes it possible to view the rendered image sequence. Results are shown in figure 2.13. 28 Chapter 2 Previous works Figure 2.12 D. S´ykora coloring .Color has been applied on the gray-scale image in the middle without user intervention using left color image as an example. B1 B2 B3 Figure 2.13: The animation results for the canyon model change color variation gradually. 29 Chapter 2 Previous works CHAPTER THREE TEXTURE In this chapter we present an introduction on texture analysis problems starting with simple definition of image texture as presented in the literature. Many techniques for describing image texture are presented, and only the used techniques in our proposed system are described in details. Also in this chapter we present brief information about different texture databases benchmarks that are used in the field of texture analysis research. 3.1 What is texture? There is no exact definition for image texture, but we can describe the texture as the external skin covers the image or image parts. Usually texture has many interleaved gray level intensities or different colors arrangement that gives the feel of its skin touch (e.g. soft or coarse). We recognize texture when we see it but it is very difficult to be defined. This difficulty is demonstrated by the number of different texture definitions attempted by vision researchers. In [20] a catalogue of texture definitions in the computer vision literature has been compiled. Any way, texture is considered as an arrangement of some primitives like dots, lines, curves and some times shapes. The smallest unit in the texture called textile. These textiles produce the texture by repetition, rotating, flipping or any other transformations. Figure 3.1 presents some of Brodatz textures [21]. Texture is the visual cue due to the repetition of image patterns, which may be perceived as being directional or non-directional, smooth or rough, coarse or fine, regular or irregular, etc. figure 3.2 illustrates this. 30 Chapter 2 Previous works Figure 3.1 Example samples of Brodatz texture database (a). directional. vs. non-directional (b). smooth vs. rough (c). coarse. vs. fine. (d). regular vs. irregular Figure 3.2 Comparison between different texture types 31 Chapter 2 Previous works 3.2 Texture analysis There are 4 main research fields for texture analysis problems [22]: 1. Texture segmentation: partitioning of an image into regions which have homogeneous properties with respect to texture. 2. Texture synthesis: to build a model of image texture that can be used for generating the texture. 3. Texture classification: to assign an unknown sample image to one of a set of known texture classes. 4. Shape from texture: a 2D image is considered to be a projection of a 3D scene and apparent texture distortions in the 2D image are used to estimate surface orientations in the 3D scene. Texture analysis is important in many applications of computer image analysis for classification or segmentation of images based on local spatial variations of intensity or color. Important applications include industrial and biomedical surface inspection, for example for defects and disease, ground classification and segmentation of satellite or aerial imagery, segmentation of textured regions in document analysis, and content- based access to image databases. However, despite many potential areas of application for texture analysis in industry, there are only a limited number of successful examples. A major problem is that textures in the real world are often not uniform, due to changes in orientation, scale or 32 Chapter 2 Previous works other visual appearance. In addition, the degree of computational complexity of many of the proposed texture measures is very high. When choosing a texture analysis algorithm, a number of aspects should be considered [23]: 1. Illumination (gray scale) invariance; how sensitive the algorithm is to changes in gray scale. This is particularly important for example in industrial machine vision, where lighting conditions may be unstable. 2. Spatial scale invariance; can the algorithm cope, if the spatial scale of unknown samples to be classified is different from that of training data. 3. Rotation invariance; does the algorithm cope, if the rotation of the images changes with respect to the viewpoint. 4. Projection invariance (3D texture analysis); in addition to invariance wrt. spatial scale and rotation the algorithm may have to cope with changes in tilt and slant angles. 5. Robustness wrt. Noise; how well the algorithm tolerates noise in the input images. 6. Robustness wrt. Parameters; the algorithm may have several built-in parameters; is it difficult to find the right values for them, and does a given set of values apply for a large range of textures. 7. Computational complexity; many algorithms are so computationally intensive that they can not be considered for applications with high throughput requirements, e.g. real-time visual inspection and retrieval of large databases 33 Chapter 2 Previous works 8. Generativity; does the algorithm facilitate texture synthesis, i.e. regenerating the texture that was captured using the algorithm. 9. Window/sample size; how large sample the algorithm requires to be able to produce a useful description of the texture content. 3.3 Texture features A successful texture analysis requires an efficient description of image texture, the description of the texture considered as texture features. Feature extraction is a phase that precedes any texture analysis system and it concerns with the quantification of texture characteristics in terms of a collection of descriptors or quantitative feature measurements often referred to as a feature vector. The choice of appropriate descriptive parameters will radically influence the reliability and effectiveness of subsequent feature qualification through the system. A wide variety of techniques for describing image texture (features) have been proposed, Tuceryan and Jain (1993) divided texture analysis methods into four categories: Statistical, Structural/geometrical, Model-based, and Spectral/signal processing features. 3.3.1 Statistical methods Statistical methods analyze the spatial distribution of grey values, by computing local features at each point in the image, and deriving a set of statistics from the distributions of the local features. With this method, the textures are described by statistical measures. Depending on the number of pixels defining the local feature, the 34 Chapter 2 Previous works statistical methods can be further classified into first-order (one pixel), second-order (two pixels) and higher-order (three or more pixels) statistics. - Co-occurrence Matrix One commonly applied and referenced method is the co-occurrence method [24], introduced by Haralick (1973). In this method, the relative frequencies of grey level pairs of pixels separated by a distance d in the direction θ combined to form a relative displacement vector (dco, θ), which is computed and stored in a matrix (figure 3.3), referred to as gray level co-occurrence matrix (GLCM) COOC. This matrix is used to extract second-order statistical texture features. Haralick suggests 14 features describing the two dimensional probability density function coP. Four of the most popular commonly used are ASM (Angular Second Moment), Con (Contrast), Cor (Correlation) and Ent (Entropy): N CO −1 N CO −1 (3.1) ∑ ∑ coP 2 ASM = ij i =0 j =0 N CO −1 N CO −1 Con = ∑ ∑ (i − j ) 2 coPij (3.2) i =0 j =0 N CO −1 N CO −1 1 Cor = σ xσ y ∑ ∑ [(ij )coP i =0 j =0 ij − µxµ y ] (3.3) N CO −1 N CO −1 Ent = ∑ ∑ coP log coP i =0 j =0 ij ij (3.4) where µx , µy ,σx, and σy are the means and the standard deviations of the corresponding distributions; and NCO is the number of grey levels. Other statistical approaches include autocorrelation function, which has been used for analyzing the regularity and coarseness of texture (Kaizer 1955), and gray level run 35 Chapter 2 Previous works lengths (Galloway 1975), but their performance has been found to be relatively poor (Conners & Harlow 1980). θ dco sin θ dco dco sin θ G C1,3 gx+m,y+n COOC1,3(g) 6 0 2 3 5 0 5 3 y 0 4 2 1 1 2 4 4 gx,y x mco=1,nco=3 Figure 3.3 Co-occurrence matrix calculations - Tamura Tamura et al took the approach of devising texture features that correspond to human visual perception [24]. They defined six textural features (coarseness, contrast, directionality, line-likeness, regularity and roughness) and compared them with psychological measurements for human subjects. The first three attained very successful results and are used in our evaluation as joint values. • Coarseness has a direct relationship to scale and repetition rates and was seen by Tamura et al as the most fundamental texture feature. An image will contain textures at several scales; coarseness aims to identify the largest size at which a texture exists, 36 Chapter 2 Previous works even where a smaller micro texture exists. Computationally, one first takes average at every point over neighborhoods the linear size of which is powers of 2. The average over the neighborhood of size 2b× 2b at the point (x, y) is b −1 x + 2 b−1 −1 y + 2 −1 Avk ( x, y ) = ∑ ∑ I(i,j) / 2 2b (3.5) i = x − 2 b −1 j = y − 2 b−1 Then at each point one takes differences between pairs of averages corresponding to non-overlapping neighborhoods on opposite sides of the point in both horizontal and vertical orientations. In the horizontal case this is Eb ,h ( x, y ) = Avb ( x + 2 b −1 , y ) − Av b ( x − 2 b −1 , y ) (3.6) At each point, one then picks the best size bopt which gives the highest output value, where k maximizes E in either direction. The coarseness measure is then the average of Sopt(x, y) = 2bopt over the picture. • Contrast aims to capture the dynamic range of grey levels in an image, together with the polarization of the distribution of black and white. The first is measured using the standard deviation of grey levels and the second the kurtosis α4. The contrast measure is therefore defined as Fcon = σ /(α 4 ) n where α 4 = µ 4 / σ 4 (3.7) α4 is the fourth moment about the mean and σ2 is the variance. Experimentally, Tamura found n = 1/4 to give the closest agreement to human measurements. This is the value we used in our experiments. 37 Chapter 2 Previous works • Directionality is a global property over a region. The feature described does not aim to differentiate between different orientations or patterns, but measures the total degree of directionality. Two simple masks are used to detect edges in the image. At each pixel the angle and magnitude are calculated. A histogram, Hd, of edge probabilities is then built up by counting all points with magnitude greater than a threshold and quantizing by the edge angle. The histogram will reflect the degree of directionality. To extract a measure from Hd the sharpness of the peaks are computed from their second moments. In other words: 1. The edge strength ed(x,y) and the directional angle ad(x,y) are computed using approximate pixel-wise derivatives computed by the Sobel edge detector in the 3×3 moving window: −1 0 1 1 1 1 −1 0 1 ∆x( x, y ) 0 0 0 ∆y ( x , y ) −1 0 1 −1 −1 −1 (3.8) ( ed ( x, y ) = 0.5 ∆ x ( x, y ) + ∆ y ( x, y ) ) ad ( x, y ) = tan −1 (∆ y ( x, y ) / ∆ x ( x, y ) ) 2. Histogram Hdir(ad) of quantized directional values ad -> the numbers of the edge pixels (x,y) with the directional angle ad (x,y) and the edge strength ed (x,y) greater than a predefined threshold – The histogram Hdir(ad) is relatively uniform for images without strong orientation – The histogram Hdir(ad) exhibits peaks for highly directional images 3. The degree of directionality relates to the sharpness of peaks: 38 Chapter 2 Previous works np Fdir = 1 − r . n p ∑ ∑ (a p =1 a d ∈w p d − adp ) H dir (ad ) 2 (3.9) np - the number of peaks adp - the position of the pth peak wp - the range of the angles around the pth peak r - a normalizing factor related to quantizing levels of a ad - the quantized directional angle (modulo 180o) Other three tamura features are highly correlated with the first three features • Linelikeness Flin: an average coincidence of the coded directional angles in the pairs of pixels separated by a distance d along the edge direction in every pixel • Regularity Freg=1−r (σcrs+σcon+σdir + σlin) where r is a normalizing factor and each σ... is the standard deviation of the corresponding feature F... in each subimage the texture is partitioned into • Roughness Frgh= Fcrs+Fcon 3.3.2 Geometrical method The geometrical models of texture are based on the view that textures are made up of primitives with geometrical properties. In these models, it is common either to compute statistical features, or to identify the placement rules that describe the texture. These structural methods model textures as consisting of primitives that appear in 39 Chapter 2 Previous works certain patterns. A texture is then defined by these primitives and some displacement rules [Rosenfeld70]. In general, it is difficult to extract these elements from a real texture. Structural methods may also be used for texture synthesis. The primitives may be extracted by edge detection with a Laplacian-of-Gaussian or difference-of-Gaussian filter (Marr 1982, Voorhees & Poggio 1987, Tuceryan & Jain 1990), by adaptive region extraction (Tomita & Tsuji 1990), or by mathematical morphology (Matheron 1967, Serra 1982). Once the primitives have been identified, the analysis is completed either by computing statistics of the primitives (e.g. intensity, area, elongation, and orientation) or by deciphering the placement rule of the elements (Zucker 1976, Fu 1982). The structure and organization of the primitives can also be presented using Voronoi tessellations (Ahuja 1982, Tuceryan & Jain 1990). Image edges are an often used primitive element. Davis et al. (1979) and Davis et al. (1981) defined generalized co_occurrence matrices, which describe second-order statistics of edges. Dyer et al. (1980) extended the approach by including the gray levels of the pixels near the edges into the analysis. An alternative to generalized co_occurrence matrices is to look for pairs of edge pixels, which fulfill certain conditions regarding edge magnitude and direction. Hong et al. (1980) assumed that edge pixels form a closed contour, and primitives were extracted by searching for edge pixels with opposite directions (i.e. they are assumed to be on the opposite sides of the primitive), followed with a region growing operation. Properties of the primitives (e.g. area and average intensity) were used as texture features. Pietikنinen and Rosenfeld (1982) did not require edges to form closed contours, but statistics computed for pairs of edge pixels, which had opposite directions and were within a predetermined distance of each other, were used as texture features (e.g. distance between the edge pixels, average gray level on the line between the edge pixels). 40 Chapter 2 Previous works 3.3.3 Model-base methods Model-based texture methods try to capture the process that generated the texture. With model-based features, some image model is assumed, its parameters estimated for a subimages, and the model parameters or attributes derived from them, are used as features. There are currently three major model based methods: Markov Random Fields (MRF) by Dubes and Jain (1989), fractals by Pentland (1984), and The multi- resolution autoregressive (AR) features introduced by Mao and Jain (1992). For detailed discussions of image models see Kashyap (1986), and Chellappa et al. (1993). Features extracted from Markov random fields are both descriptive and generative. Thus they have been found to be very useful for texture classification, image segmentation, and other applications by Khotanzad and Kashyap (1987). Random field models analyze spatial variations in two dimensions. Global random field models treat the entire image as a realization of a random field, whereas local random field models assume relationships of intensities in small neighborhoods. A widely used class of local random field models type is Markov random field models .The Markov Random Fields model for texture assumes that the texture field is stochastic and stationary and satisfied a conditional independence assumption. The auto-regression model provides a way to use linear estimates of a pixel’s grey level, given the grey levels in the neighborhood containing it. For coarse textures, the coefficients will all be similar. For fine textures, the coefficients will vary widely. Various types of models can be obtained with different neighborhood system; One- dimensional time-series models, autoregressive (AR), moving-average (MA), and autoregressive-moving-average (ARMA), model statistical relationships by McCormick & Jayaramamurthy (1974), and Box (1976). General class of 2D autoregressive models has been applied for describing textures and subsequent 41 Chapter 2 Previous works recognition and classification by Sarkar (1997). The power of the auto-regression linear estimator approach is that it is easy to use the estimator in a mode that synthesizes texture from any initially given linear estimator. Its weakness is that the textures it can characterize are likely to consist mostly of micro textures. Mandelbrot (1983) proposed describing images with fractals, a set of self-similar functions characterized by so-called fractal dimension, which is correlated to the perceived roughness of image texture. In contrast to autoregressive and Markov models, fractals have high power in low frequencies, which enables them to model processes with long periodicities. An interesting property of this model is that fractal dimension is scale invariant. Several methods have been proposed for estimating the fractal dimension of an image as Keller (1989), DuBuf (1990). Fractal models of surfaces have been employed in image analysis where the objects are rough, irregular, and multi-scale such as cloud, trees and natural textures as Huang (1990) and Peli (1990). 3.3.4 Signal processing methods Signal processing methods perform frequency analysis of the textures. This is achieved by using the common used filters in this approach such as Spatial Domain Filters, Fourier domain filtering, Gabor, and Wavelet models. In our system we have used both Laws (1980) as spatial domain filters and discrete wavelet transform coefficients. - Laws’ texture energy Some well known signal processing method are based on Law’s Filter (1980).Laws observed that certain gradient operators such as Laplacian and Sobel operators accentuated the underlying microstructure of texture within an image. This was the 42 Chapter 2 Previous works basis for a feature extraction scheme based on a series of pixel impulse response arrays obtained from combinations of the following 1D vectors. Level L5 = [ 1 4 6 4 1] Edge E5 = [ -1 –2 0 2 1] Spot S5 = [ -1 0 2 0 –1] Wave W5= [ -1 2 0 –2 1] Ripple R5 = [ 1 –4 6 –4 1] In our system we use the method presented in [25] to compute the Laws energy. Each of these vectors is convoluted with themselves and each other rotated by 90° to produce 25 two-dimensional masks. An example would be convoluting L5 with S5' to produce L5S5' which is of form: -1 -4 -6 -4 -1 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 12 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 -1 -4 -6 -4 -1 We now have 25 different feature extractors. If each is convoluted with the grey scale image being worked on, then 25 new grayscale images will be formed, each with different texture energy information based on the convolution kernel used. These new images will form the basis of the textural analysis. All of the kernels generated will measure the texture energy in a particular direction; if directionality is not important to the particular process then they can be combined to reduce the number of dimensions being processed. For example L5E5' detects vertical edges and the reverse (E5L5') detects horizontal edges. If we were to simply add them together an 'edge 43 Chapter 2 Previous works content' measure would be found. However, for texture feature extraction and analysis it is important that directionality is taken into account, so the full 25 kernels will be used. Laws then suggests the use of a windowing operation that converts each pixel in each image to its respective Texture Energy Measure (TEM). This operation is simply the use of a large window (15x15 for example), placed over the data with its centre at a particular pixel. This pixel is then replaced with the sum of the absolute values of the neighborhood pixels. The above technique is called ‘absolute value windowing’. A slight modification also suggested by Laws involves squaring the values in the windows before summing, then using the square root of the answer, rather like calculating a norm. All of the kernels used to produce the new grayscale images were zero-mean (i.e. the sum of the elements is zero) with the exception of the L5L5 kernel. The produced L5L5 image can therefore be used as a normalization image, where all the other Texture Energy Measure images are divided pixel-by-pixel with the L5L5 image and thus are normalized for contrast. The L5L5 image can then be discarded unless a contrast feature is required. This leaves us with 24 different values for every pixel of the original image which can then be used for clustering. Another class of spatial filters is moments, which correspond to filtering the image with a set of spatial masks. The resulting images are then used as texture features. Tuceryan (1992) used moment-based features successfully in texture segmentation. -Wavelets analysis It is well known from Fourier theory that a signal can be expressed as the sum of a, possibly infinite, series of sines and cosines. This sum is also referred to as a Fourier expansion. The big disadvantage of a Fourier expansion is that it has only frequency resolution and no time resolution. This means that although we might be able to 44 Chapter 2 Previous works determine all the frequencies present in a signal, we do not know when they are present. The wavelet transform or wavelet analysis is probably the most recent solution to overcome the shortcomings of the Fourier transform. In multi-resolution analysis, the so-called wavelet transform, the window is shifted along the signal and for every position the spectrum is calculated. Then this process is repeated many times with a slightly shorter (or longer) window for every new cycle. In the end the result will be a collection of time-frequency representations of the signal, all with different resolutions. Compare wavelets with sine waves, which are the basis of Fourier analysis. Sinusoids do not have limited duration — they extend from minus to plus infinity. And where sinusoids are smooth and predictable, wavelets tend to be irregular and asymmetric. Fourier analysis consists of breaking up a signal into sine waves of various frequencies (figure 3.4a). Similarly, wavelet analysis is the breaking up of a signal into shifted and scaled versions of the original (or mother) wavelet (figure 3.4b). It takes two arguments: time and scale. Just looking at pictures of wavelets and sine waves, you can see intuitively that signals with sharp changes might be better analyzed with an irregular wavelet than with a smooth sinusoid. It also makes sense that local features can be described better with wavelets that have local extent. (a) (b) Figure 3.4 Comparison between (a) sine wave, (b) wavelet wave (db10) The wavelet analysis can be described as the continuous wavelet transform CWT. More formally it is written as: 45 Chapter 2 Previous works γ ( s,τ ) = ∫ f (t )ψ * (t )dt (3.10) s,τ Where * denotes complex conjugation. This equation shows how a function f(t) is decomposed into a set of basis functions ψs,τ (t), called the wavelets. The variables s and τ, scale and translation, are the new dimensions after the wavelet transform. For completeness sake (3.11) gives the inverse wavelet transform. f (t ) = ∫ ∫ f (t )ψ (t )dτds (3.11) s,τ The wavelets are generated from a single basic wavelet ψs,τ (t), the so-called mother wavelet, by scaling and translation: 1 t −τ ψ (t ) = ψ (3.12) s,τ s s In (3.12) s is the scale factor, τ is the translation factor and the factor s-1/2 is for energy normalization across the different scales. Discrete wavelets are not continuously scalable and translatable but can only be scaled and translated in discrete steps. This is achieved by modifying the wavelet representation (3.12) to create 1 t − kτ 0 s 0j ψ (t ) = ψ (3.13) j, k s 0j s 0j Although it is called a discrete wavelet, it normally is a (piecewise) continuous function. In (3.13) j (scale) and k (index of the finite or infinite sum) are integers and s0 > 1 is a fixed dilation step. The translation factor τ0 depends on the dilation step. The effect of discretizing the wavelet is that the time-scale space is now sampled at discrete intervals. We usually choose s0 = 2 so that the sampling of the frequency axis corresponds to dyadic sampling. This is a very natural choice for computers, the human ear and music for instance. For the translation factor we usually choose τ0 = 1 so that we also have dyadic sampling of the time axis (Figure 3.5). 46 Chapter 2 Previous works Frequency Time Time Time (a) (b) (c) Figure 3.5: Time-frequency tiling for (a) sampled data (b) FFT, and (c) DWT basis functions Now consider the set of expansion functions composed of integer translations and binary scaling of the real, square-integrable function φ(x); that is, the set {φj,k(x)} where ϕ j ,k ( x ) = 2 j / 2 ϕ ( 2 j x − k ) (3.14) for all j, k є Z (set of integers) and φ(x) є L2(R) – (where R is the set of real numbers, ,denotes the set of measurable, ,square-integrable one dimensional functions) -. Here, k determines the position of φj,k(x) along the x-axis, j determines φj,k(x)'s width – how board or narrow it is along the x-axis – and 2j/2 controls its height or amplitude. Because the shape of φj,k(x) changes with j, φ(x) is called a scaling function. By choosing φ(x) wisely, {φj,k(x)} can be made to span L2(R), the set of all measurable, square-integrable functions. So now we can define the wavelet series expansion of function f(x) є L2(R) relative to wavelet ψ(x) and scaling function φ(x): ∞ f ( x) = ∑ ac j0 (k )ϕ j0 , k ( x) + ∑ ∑ dc (k )ψj j ,k ( x) (3.15) k j = j0 k where j0 is an arbitrary starting scale and the acj0(k)'s are called approximation or scaling coefficients; and dcj(k)'s are referred to as the detail or wavelet coefficients. 47 Chapter 2 Previous works The one-dimensional transformations previously presented are easily extended to two- dimensional functions like images. In two dimensions, a two-dimensional scaling function, φ(x,y), and three two-dimensional wavelets, ψH(x,y), ψV(x,y), and ψD(x,y), are required. Each of the product of one-dimensional scaling function φ and corresponding wavelet ψ. Excluding the products that produce one-dimensional results, like φ(x)φ(x), ,the remaining four products produce the separable scaling function φ(x,y) = φ(x)φ(y) and separable, "directionally sensitive" wavelets ψH(x,y) = ψ(x)φ(y) ψV(x,y) = φ(x)ψ(y) ψD(x,y) = ψ(x)ψ(y) By these definitions eq.(3.14) will be defined as ϕ j ,m ,n ( x, y ) = 2 j / 2 ϕ (2 j x − m, 2 j y − n), (3.16) ψ ij ,m ,n ( x, y ) = 2 j / 2ψ i (2 j x − m, 2 j y − n) i = {H ,V , D} Finally, wavelets transform coefficients will be defined as following: M −1 N −1 1 Wϕ ( j0 , m, n) = MN ∑∑ f ( x, y)ϕ x =0 y =0 j0 , m, n ( x, y ) M −1 N −1 (3.17) 1 Wψ ( j0 , m, n) = i MN ∑∑ f ( x, y)ψ x =0 y =0 i j ,m,n ( x, y ) i = {H ,V , D} One can think in this process as filtering process by two filters; low-pass filter to produce the scaling coefficients, and high-pass filter for the wavelets coefficients. The filtering process at its most basic level looks like figure 3.6. 48 Chapter 2 Previous works The decomposition process can be iterated, with successive approximations being decomposed in turn, so that one signal is broken down into many lower resolution components. This is called the discrete wavelet transform ‘DWT’ tree (figure 3.7). S Filters Low-pass High-Pass A D Figure 3.6: 1D signal discrete Wavelet Transform for 1 level A1 A1 D1 A2 D2 A3 D3 ………… Figure 3.7: Three levels discrete wavelets decomposition 49 Chapter 2 Previous works For 2D-wavelet decomposition, the transpose of both the low pass and the high pass filters are applied again for each resulted filtered image. So the decomposition yields to four filtered images of wavelets coefficients. The decomposition filters are called the analysis filter. Figure 3.8 illustrates the process and figure 3.9 illustrates the inverse process to reconstruct the image from its wavelets coefficients. The result of the decomposition process is shown in the figure 3.10a. As shown in the figure, one level decomposition results in four filtered images, also called subbands, of quarter the size of the original image due to the downsampling step. In figure 3.10b, the approximation coefficient is used in the next iteration as the base image. Usually the three subbands of details coefficients are used for texture features. For our system, we use both the decomposition and the reconstruction wavelet phases to get our texture features as will be discussed later in chapter no.5. The big advantage of the wavelet description of an image is that it is invertible, shift invariant, size invariant, and very detailed decomposition. For more details about wavelets, readers can return to [26] There are many wavelet families. The different wavelet families make different trade- offs between how compactly the basis functions are localized in space and how smooth they are. Figure 3.11 shows some samples of wavelet family. Many other wavelets exist such as Biorthogonal, Morlet, Mexican Hat, and Meyer. Other spatial/spatial-frequency method includes the pseudo-Wigner distribution introduced by Jacobson and Wechsler (1982). Texture description with these methods is performed by filtering the image with a bank of filters, each filter having a specific frequency (and orientation). Texture features are then extracted from the filtered images. For a detailed discussion on spatial/spatial-frequency methods see Reed and Wechsler (1990). 50 Chapter 2 Previous works hψ(-m) 2 WψD ( j , m, n) Rows hψ(-n) 2 (along m) Columns (along n) hφ(-m) 2 WψV ( j , m, n) Wϕ ( j + 1, m, n) Rows hψ(-m) 2 WψH ( j , m, n) Rows hφ(-n) 2 Columns hφ(-m) 2 Wϕ ( j , m, n) Rows Figure 3.8: the analysis filter bank for 2D wavelet decomposition WψD ( j , m, n) 2 hψ(m) Rows (along m) + 2 hψ(n) Columns WψV ( j , m, n) hφ(m) (along n) 2 Rows Wϕ ( j + 1, m, n) WψH ( j , m, n) 2 hψ(m) Rows + 2 hφ(n) hφ(m) Columns Wϕ ( j , m, n) 2 Rows Figure 3.9: the reconstruction filter bank for 2D wavelet decomposition 51 Chapter 2 Previous works (a) (b) Figure 3.10: 2D wavelets decomposition coefficients Figure 3.11: Some samples of wavelets families 52 Chapter 2 Previous works 3.4 Texture Databases Most texture Benchmarks databases are found in the literature such as Brodatz, Vistex, MeasTex, CURet, OUTex, Photex, and more. These benchmarks are used usually for the purpose of texture analysis research. Most of them used real textures that were captured by specific camera and special conditions. Next paragraphs show brief description on some of these databases. Brodatz The “Brodatz texture database” is derived from the Brodatz album [21]. It has a relatively large number of classes (112 classes), and a small number of examples for each class (figure 3.12). There are several advantages of using this texture data. First, this data is de facto standard for texture analysis. As we have seen in our literature survey, several studies use Brodatz images for texture analysis. Hence, there is a common understanding on how difficult these images are for classification. However, one of the problems using this data is that several different digitized collections exist and a number of authors have been very choosy in which images they have used for analysis. This makes comparison difficult. Another disadvantage is that the album was never designed in the first place for image analysis and as such does not contain all textures that are relevant for vision research. VisTex VisTex (Vision and Modeling Group at the MIT Media Lab) [27] collection has been assembled and maintained to assist in the development of more robust computer vision algorithms and their comparison on a common set of data. The database contains images of 18 different natural objects (figure 3.13). 53 Chapter 2 Previous works Figure 3.12 Samples from Brodatz database benchmark bark01.pgm fabric01.pgm food1.pgm metal1.pgm sand1.pgm brick01.pgm building01.pgm cloud01.pgm flowers01.pgm wood1.pgm Figure 3.13: Samples from Vistex database benchmark 54 Chapter 2 Previous works The goal of VisTex is to provide texture images that are representative of real world conditions. This database is a standard framework for measuring the accuracy of texture classification algorithms. The database consists of real world images in different lighting conditions for analysis of various texture feature classification algorithms. There are a total of 67 images of different scenes with different lighting conditions. The images are divided into 18 different categories namely, Bark, Brick, Buildings, Clouds, Fabric, Flowers, Food, Grass, Leaves, Metal, Miscellaneous, Painting, Sand, Stone, Terrain, Tile, Water, Whereswaldo and Wood. MeasTex MeasTex (the MEASurement of TEXture classification algorithms) [28], an image database and quantitative measurement framework for image texture analysis algorithms. It is not only a texture database, but also a frame work for the quantitative measurement of texture algorithms targeted on a number of texture testing suites, and an implementation of some major well-known texture classification paradigms. This texture database contains images of natural objects with homogeneous texture. There are a total of 67 images of synthetic homogeneous textures. The images are divided into 5 different categories: Asphalt, Concrete, Grass, Miscellaneous and Rock. Various examples of images from the MeasTex database are presented in figure 3.14 CUReT Researchers at Columbia University and Utrecht University have put together a database that contains reflectance measurements for over 60 samples each observed with 200 different combinations of viewing and illumination conditions [29]. As a part of this, 60 different real world surfaces have been used. The categories include specular surfaces (aluminum foil, artificial grass), diffuse surfaces (plaster concrete), 55 Chapter 2 Previous works isotropic surfaces (cork, leather, and styrofoam), anisotropic surfaces (straw, corduroy, corn husk), surfaces with large height variations (sandpaper, quarry tile, brick), pastel surfaces (paper, cotton), colored surfaces (velvet, rug), natural surfaces (moss, lettuce, fur), and man made surfaces (sponge, terrycloth). The appearance of texture is considered as a function of the viewing and illumination conditions. This is a relatively new data set compared to other texture benchmarks and not enough studies on its analysis are available. Also the database has been developed more for the graphic community for texture rendering studies. The database acts as a starting point for exploring 3D texture rendering algorithms. As such, it remains to be seen if it will prove useful for texture discrimination studies. Figure 3.15 presents some of CURet samples. OUTex OUTex (University of Oulu Texture database) [30], is a framework for the empirical evaluation of texture classification and segmentation algorithms. At this time, the collection of 319 surface textures is captured by well defined variations to a given reference in terms of illumination directions, surface rotations and spatial resolutions. OUTex database also include image data that consists of a sequence of 22 outdoor scene images of 2272x1704 pixels. Ground truth segmented image is provided for each image for the purpose of evaluating any classification algorithm. For our system and as will shown later, we concern with clear natural scenes that don't consist any shadows, reflections, or refractions. Also we don't concern with outdoor scenes that include buildings. Most of the OUTex database images have these drawbacks.See figures 3.16 56 Chapter 2 Previous works grass01.pgm misc01.pgm rock01.pgm asphalt01.pgm concrete01.pgm Figure 3.14 Sample from MeasTex database benchmark Figure 3.15: Samples from Columbia-Utrecht database benchmark. Figure 3.16 Outex database example (a) the original image (b) ground truth 57 Chapter 2 Previous works Comparison between the different databases is illustrated in table 3.1: CURet OUTex VisTex MeasTex Brodatz Image rotation Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 3D Surface rotation Yes Yes No No No Controlled illumination Yes Yes Yes No No Registered photometric No No No No No stereo No.classes 61 29 19 4 100-112 No.images/class 205 1-47 1-20 4-25 1-4 Evaluation framework No Yes No Yes No Define test/traiing data No Yes No Yes No Unique copy Yes Yes Yes Yes No Table 3.1 Texture databases comparison PANN database As a part of Sharma’s [31] project, outdoor data was collected from the University of Exeter campus using a Panasonic digital video camera (Model NV-DS77B) having 720x576 pixels resolution. The data was collected in the form of 448 colored digital stills. Images of different natural scenes containing grass, trees, sky, clouds, pebbles, road and different samples of bricks were collected. The camera was stabilized using a tripod. All the images were taken during daytime to give a realistic view of the real environment. The shadow effects were minimized. A selection of images from this database is shown in next figure. For natural images collections, we found PANN database is very suitable for testing our system. Coloring results of this database is shown in chapter 5. 58 Chapter 2 Previous works Figure 3.17 Samples from PANN database benchmark 59 Chapter 4 Image Analysis Techniques CHAPTER FOUR IMAGE ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES In this chapter, different segmentation and classification techniques that have been used in our system will be presented. 4.1 Segmentation techniques Image segmentation is one of the primary steps in image analysis for object identification. The main aim is to recognize homogeneous regions within an image as distinct and belonging to different objects. Segmentation stage does not worry about the identity of the objects. They can be labeled later. The segmentation process can be based on finding the maximum homogeneity in grey levels within the identified regions. One of the common problems encountered in image segmentation is choosing a suitable approach for isolating different objects from the background. The segmentation doesn’t perform well if the grey levels of different objects are quite similar. Image enhancement techniques seek to improve the visual appearance of an image. They emphasize the salient features of the original image and simplify the task of image segmentation. The type of operator chosen has a direct impact on the quality of the resultant image. It is expected that an ideal operator will enhance the boundary differences between the objects and their background making the image segmentation task easier. Issues related to segmentation involve choosing good segmentation algorithms, measuring their performance, and understanding their impact on the scene analysis system. 4.1.1 Mean Shift algorithm The mean shift algorithm was proposed by Fukunaga and Hostetler in 1975, although it was largely forgotten until Cheng in 1995. The procedure can be used as a 60 Chapter 4 Image Analysis Techniques computational module for feature space analysis (i.e. clustering) and has a variety of applications in vision tasks including filtering and segmentation [32]. It can be applied to both grayscale and color images and the only parameter that needs to be supplied is the resolution or bandwidth that is to be considered. - What is it? Kernel density estimation is the most popular density estimation method. As explained in [33], it assumes that region Rn is a d-dimensional hypercube of edges length hn. The number of points that fall in the hypercube can be calculated by defining the following window function: 1 ω (u ) = u j ≤ 12 ; j = 1,...d (4.1) 0 otherwise ω(u) is a unit hypercube centered at the origin. This means that if the set of data is x and the current point we are interested in is xi. Then ω((x – xi)/hn) is 1 if xi falls within the hypercube and 0 otherwise. Using this it can be said that the number of samples that fall in a particular hypercube is given by centered at xi is: n x−x = ∑ω k n i =1 hn i (4.2) It is already known that the probability density when Vn is the volume of Rn, kn is the number of samples falling in Rn and pn(x) is the nth estimate of p(x) is of the form: kn n Pn ( x) = (4.3) Vn So substituting (4.2) into (4.3) gives a density function (4.4): 1 n 1 x − xi Pn ( x) = ∑ ω n i =1 Vn hn (4.4) 61 Chapter 4 Image Analysis Techniques If we allow other classes of windowing functions to be chosen we can get a more general approach to estimating density function. It is required that whatever window is chosen is non-negative and integrates to one, but apart from these restrictions we are free to use whatever window we wish. The window function is really being used for interpolation, with each sample contributing to the estimate in accordance with its distance from x. It is usual to choose a Gaussian function as the window due to it satisfying the restrictions and being so mathematically useful. The window width hn acts as a resolution parameter. If hn is large then x must be far from xi before it starts to lose the effect on the density function. This means that pn(x) is n slowly changing functions and is a smooth, out of focus estimate of p(x). If hn is small, p(x) is the superposition of n sharp pulses centered at the samples. hn obviously has an important role to play in determining pn(x) where choosing too large a value will give too smooth a density with no modes and too small a value will give too much statistical variability. It is needed to be compromised due to the number of samples, but with many samples we should try to let Vn approach zero as n increases to have pn(x) converge to p(x). Using equation (4.4) and adapting it slightly by setting K = ω/Vn and using only one bandwidth value h, we arrive at the following estimate of the probability density function: ˆ 1 n x − xi f (x ) = ∑ K nh i =1 h (4.5) It is needed to use a high quality kernel density estimator which means that a low mean of the square error between the density and its estimate integrated over the domain of definition is needed (this value is called the AMISE). The AMISE value is minimized by using an Epanechnikov kernel which yields the multivariate (as in x is a vector) normal kernel: 1 2 K N ( x) = (2π ) − d 2 exp − x (4.6) 2 62 Chapter 4 Image Analysis Techniques The kernel (4.6) can then be used to rewrite the kernel density estimator: c n x−x 2 ˆ f k , K ( x) = k , d nh d ∑ k h i i =1 (4.7) We now have a formula that represents the underlying density function. The next step is to find the modes of this density. These will be located at the points where the gradient of the density function is zero and the function is at a local maximum. The mean shift procedure calculates these zeroes without estimating the density. In other words, it is a hill climbing technique that finds the nearest stationary point of the density. First, eq(4.7) is differentiated to give a gradient function: 2ck n x − xi 2 ˆ ∇ f h , K ( x) ≡ ∇ f k , K ( x) = d ,+d2 ∑ ( x − xi )k ′ ˆ (4.8) nh h i =1 Let g(x) = -k'(v) and substitute into equation (4.8) to give: 2ck n x − xi 2 ˆ ∇f h , K ( x) = d ,+d2 ∑ ( xi − x) g (4.9) nh h i =1 Which when manipulated algebraically gives the following: n x − xi 2 ∑ xi g 2ck n x − xi i =1 2 h ˆ ∇f h , K ( x) = d ,+d2 ∑ − x (4.10) nh i =1 h n x − x 2 ∑ h g i i =1 In equation (4.10), the first set of square brackets and the constant are proportional to the density estimate at x computed with kernel G. The second term is what we are interested in, the mean shift. 63 Chapter 4 Image Analysis Techniques n x − xi 2 ∑ h xi g mk ,G ( x ) = i =1 −x (4.11) n x − xi 2 ∑ g h i =1 The mean shift vector computed with kernel G is proportional to the normalized density gradient estimate computed with kernel K. The normalization is by the density estimate in x computed with kernel G. Therefore the mean shift vector will always point towards the direction of the maximum increase in density. Hence the local mean shifts toward the region which contains the majority of points meaning we follow a path leading to a stationary point of the estimated density. These stationary points are actually the modes of the density and the mean shift procedure is guaranteed to converge on a nearby point where equation (4.7) has zero gradient [32,33]. To use the mean shift procedure for clustering choose a known point xi and iterate equation (4.11) replacing xi with the previously calculated mean value, this is the 'mean shift'. When subsequent iterations produce the same mean value, we know that we are on a mode and that must be a cluster center and that the point we started with belongs to that cluster. The filtering and segmentation procedures can be described in algorithmic way as follows: - Mean shift filtering Let xi and zi, i=1,…,n be the d-dimensional input and filtered image pixels in the joint spatial-range domain. For each pixel, 1. Initialize j=1 and yi,1=xi. 2. Compute yi,j+1 according to (eq. 4.11) until convergence, y=yi,c. 3. Assign zi=(xi,yi,c). The superscripts s and r denote the spatial and range components of a vector, respectively. The assignment specifies that the filtered data at the spatial location xsi will have the range component of the point of convergence yri,c. 64 Chapter 4 Image Analysis Techniques - Mean shift Segmentation Let xi and zi , i=1,…,n be the d-dimensional input and filtered image pixels in the joint spatial-range domain and Li the label of the ith pixel in the segmented image. 1. Run the mean shift filtering procedure for the image and store all the information about the d-dimensional convergence point in zi ,i.e., zi=yi,c. 2. Delineate in the joint domain the clusters {CLp}p=1,…,m by grouping together all zi which are closer than hs in the spatial domain and hr in the range domain, i.e., concatenate the basins of attraction of the corresponding convergence points. 3. For each i=1,…,n assign Li={p | zi є CLp}. 4. Eliminate spatial regions of size less than minimum region size MRS threshold. Figure 4.1 illustrates the process of the filtering, as seen in the figure, the circle around the pixel shows the neighbours of the pixels, the basins of attraction pixels are the pixels drawing the path toward the mean of this pixel. In Figure 4.2 the visualization of mean shift-based filtering and segmentation for gray-level data is presented. As seen in the figure, figure 4.2b presents the mean shift paths for the pixels on the plateau and on the line. The black dots are the points of convergence. Figure 4.2c shows the filtering result where (hs, hr) = (8,4). While in figure 4.2d the segmentation result is presented. Figure 4.3 presents an example of a final segmented gray image with its region boundaries. 65 Chapter 4 Image Analysis Techniques Figure 4.1: Successive computations of the meanshift define a path leading to a local density maximum Figure 4.2: Mean shift filtering and segmentation (a) Input. (b) Mean shift paths. (c) Filtering result (d) Segmentation result. Figure 4.3: (a) Input. (b) Mean shift segmentation result.(c) regions boundaries. 66 Chapter 4 Image Analysis Techniques - Choice of bandwidth Bandwidth h should be chosen such that it 'achieves an optimal compromise between the bias and the variance over all x є Rd ' [34]. This value is also known as the mean integrated mean square error or MISE. It is found as follows: ( ˆ ) 2 MISE ( x) = E ∫ f ( x) − f ( x) dx (4.12) Our aim is to minimize this value, the technique used to do this is not practical though, because is 'depends on the Laplacian of the unknown density being estimated' [34]. The best known method of bandwidth calculation is called the plug-in rule and can be found in Sheather and Jones (1991). There is one problem though, and that is related to using a single, fixed bandwidth. It is often difficult to calculate a global bandwidth value that satisfactorily applies to the entire data set. This is due to the fact that local characteristics are changing across the feature space. High density points would require a different value to those points in sparse regions. This cannot be represented in the mean shift algorithm, so to enable its use we use a slightly modified version called the Variable Bandwidth Mean Shift, also known as the Adaptive Mean Shift. This is explained in detail in [34], but it leads to more computations. - Use of variable bandwidth In the standard mean shift procedure a fixed bandwidth value is used. That is 'h is held constant across x є Rd ' [34]. Hence the fixed bandwidth procedure estimates the density at each point x by taking the average of identically scaled kernels centered at each of the data points. The bandwidth h should be chosen so that it minimizes the mean integrated square error (MISE) and the plug-in rule is thought to be the best way to calculate this. Recall equation (4.5), the multivariate fixed bandwidth kernel density estimate: ˆ 1 n x − xi f ( x) = ∑ K nh i =1 h (4.13) 67 Chapter 4 Image Analysis Techniques There are two possible ways to vary the bandwidth. We could select a different bandwidth value for each estimation point x or for each data point xi. These respectively lead to the 'balloon density estimator' (4.14) where the estimate of f at x is the average of identically scaled kernels centered at each data point and the 'sample point density estimator' (4.15) where the estimate of f at x is the average of differently scaled kernels centered at each data point. ˆ 1 n x − xi f1 ( x) = nh( x ) d ∑ K h( x) (4.14) i =1 ˆ 1 n 1 x − xi f 2 ( x) = ∑ K (4.15) n i =1 h( xi ) h( xi ) d The sample point estimators are the better of the two as for a particular choice of h(xi) the bias is greatly reduced which in turn minimizes the MISE value hence improving the effectiveness of the bandwidth. The recommended method of bandwidth calculation is the plug-in rule which calculates the pilot or initial estimate. A formula (4.16) is then used to calculate the bandwidth for each point based on the pilot, proportionality constant and the density estimate function. 12 λ h( xi ) = h0 (4.16) f ( xi ) - Calculation of bandwidth using k-nearest neighbors An alternative method of bandwidth calculation is to use nearest neighbors. This can be used to form the pilot estimate for use in the formula from which each point bandwidth is then calculated, or it can be used to find each point bandwidth individually. We say that xi,k be the k-nearest neighbor of point xi. We can then use the L1 norm of a certain number of nearest neighbors and use this as the bandwidth estimate, this leads to a good data structure for later use. i.e: 68 Chapter 4 Image Analysis Techniques hl = xi − xi ,k 1 (4.17) The number of neighbors k needs to be large enough 'to assure there is an increase in density within the support of most kernels having bandwidth hi' [35] . This means that k should increase with the number of dimensions d although this is not of critical importance for performance. If all hi = h, then we have a global bandwidth and will hence be the same as the fixed bandwidth mean shift method. It is of great importance that all hi > 0 otherwise many errors will occur such as division by zero. - Speeding up meanshift computations The problem with using the mean shift algorithm (or the adaptive mean shift algorithm) is its computational complexity; this is increased further when using many dimensions in what is known as 'the curse of dimensionality'. There are two forms of this problem, the statistical curse and the computational curse. The statistical form occurs because of the sparseness of the data, where mode detection will now require variable bandwidth to maintain accuracy. Speeding methods are studied like using kd-tree structure or LSH (Local Sensitivity Hashing) for quick finding neighbors instead of scanning the image sequentially. B. Georgescu, I. Shimshoni, P. Meer [35] called this technique ‘Fast Adaptive Mean Shift ‘(FAMS). We therefore need to find a way to be able to reduce the number of points needing to be considered when performing these high dimension calculations. One way to achieve this is to partition the data into different regions and only look at those points in a particular region when performing calculations. There are many different techniques to do this, first k-d trees will be discussed as they are commonly used for computer applications, then Locality Sensitive Hashing will be looked at as an alternative. 69 Chapter 4 Image Analysis Techniques - Kd-Trees The algorithm for constructing the k-d tree [25] is as follows. For each node we choose the discriminator such that the spread of attribute values (some statistical method such as the variance or distance from maximum to minimum) is at the maximum value for the subcollection represented by the node. The partitioning value is chosen as the median value of this attribute. Then we recursively apply this step to each child of just the partitioned node. We continue the recursive step until the size of the subcollection is less than some predetermined parameter, at this point the algorithm terminates. We are left with a coordinate space that is divided into a number of buckets, each containing roughly the same number of points and each approximately cubical in shape (each partition in each dimension is a rectangle of some kind, these are tessellated on top of each other to give some kind of straight edged shape). As with the one-dimensional binary search algorithm, range searching with k-d trees is straightforward. We start at the root of the tree and recursively search in the following manner. When we visit a node that discriminates by the jth key, compare the jth range of the query with the discriminator value. If the range query is greater (or less) than that value we only need to search the right (or left) subtree, the other no longer needs to be considered during the search. If the query range overlaps both, then both child nodes need to be searched still in the same recursive manner. To avoid this situation we should try to build the structure so that the situation does not arise in the first place. The k-d tree introduced by Bentley says that the 'discriminators are chosen cyclically (that is, the root is discriminated by the first key, its children by the second and so on.)'. In figure 4.4 an example k-d tree is shown. At the root, point A, it is determined that the search key is in the right hand branch and not the left, the left is therefore removed from consideration. We then look at the first nodes on the right branch of A, which is C. The same is done again but this time the search key is determined to overlap both of the children so neither F nor G can be removed from consideration. We therefore 70 Chapter 4 Image Analysis Techniques have to recursively look at both F and G. First, F is considered, again it is determined that the search key overlaps both children so we look at each in turn. We find that two of the buckets under F are in the range of our search key. After F has been considered in detail, we look at G and in a similar way find that one bucket is in the range. We have therefore had to search only three buckets, a small number compared to the 16. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O Figure 4.4 kd-tree example The main reason for using k-d trees was to introduce a more ordered sensible structure to store multidimensional data and to allow fast querying to be performed accurately and reliably. So, in comparison to other multidimensional searching techniques the k-d tree structure performs favorably, with many other algorithms requiring O(N) for both constructing and searching. It is most effective for situations where little is known about the kind of queries that will be used or if a wide variety of queries are to be expected, hence is ideal for feature space analysis with many dimensions and many points. It can also be used for other types of search other than range queries if required. 71 Chapter 4 Image Analysis Techniques - Locality-sensitive hashing: Locality-sensitive hashing allows us to reduce the computational complexity of the mean shift algorithm by decreasing the number of points being considered and manipulated at each stage. We aim to partition the data set into buckets using a hash function in the preprocessing phase and only the points that appear in the intersection of all of the same buckets as our current point, found by querying, will be used for the calculations as in the nearest neighbors methods. So using a slightly different structure to the aforementioned k-d trees, we do the following. Preprocessing: It is aimed to take in a set of data points of size n with dimensionality d and return a data structure that allows us to easily query which points are going to be closest to a particular point. We have a parameter η, which determines the number of partitions from each dimension that will be used and also another parameter ζ that defines the inequalities used to separate the buckets. For each d, we work through all of the points hashing them into buckets based on their value. We end with a set of d hash tables each with n points in them. We are left with a tree structure with d branches each broken into ζ more branches with individual points as leaves. Of course, ζ does not necessarily need to be the same for each dimension. This is a form of approximate nearest neighbor query. As an input we have a particular data point, for each dimension d we hash the value of the data point and return the list of points that are contained within that hash table bucket, for each dimension we use η random partitions defined by the inequalities ζ. We then union the returned sets of points to give us a larger set (but still a subset of the whole set of data points) which can then be used for whatever application requires it. Another operation that can be performed is the intersection of all of the subsets; this will give only those points that are in the same partition as the considered point in every dimension. It is very likely that whatever calculations are performed on one of the intersection points 72 Chapter 4 Image Analysis Techniques will lead to the same answer as if that calculation was performed on another point. This is a further way to save complexity; as we can store the answer and recall it for all of the points in a particular intersection. However, often the intersection contains only one or two points so it may not aid a great deal. Types of partitioning: There are two options for partitioning, linear partitioning and data-driven partitioning. With linear we set equally spaced values between the lowest and highest data values of the data set and simply drop the points into whichever partition values they fall between. This works well when 'the density of the data is approximately uniform in the entire space' [35], but this is often not the case as vision feature spaces are usually multimodal and have clusters of data. Data-driven partitioning tries to create partitions so that each contains roughly the same number of points. This means that high density areas will have more cuts in them and sparse areas will have fewer. Using data-driven partitioning can produce Locality Sensitive Hashing much more efficient k-nearest neighbor queries which will lead to performance and accuracy gains. It is also quicker to build the hash table in the preprocessing stage. To improve the efficiency of the neighborhood queries the following data structure is constructed. The data is tessellated η times with random partitions, each defined by ζ inequalities (Figure 4.6). In each partition ζ pairs of random numbers, dk and υk are used. First dk, an integer between 1 and d is chosen, followed by υk, a value within the range of the data along the dk-th coordinate. 73 Chapter 4 Image Analysis Techniques Figure 4.5: The difference between (a) linear and (b) data-driven partitioning. Notice that the number of points per partition in (a) varies wildly, whereas (b) maintains a roughly constant number. q t=1 t=2 . . . t=η RU R∩ Figure 4.6: The locality-sensitive hashing data structure. For the query point q The overlap of η cells yields the region RU which approximates the desired neighborhood. 74 Chapter 4 Image Analysis Techniques 4.1.2 K-Mean clustering algorithm Suppose the member pixels of an image are {pi: = 1,..., MN }. The goal of k-means algorithm is to partition the observations into k groups with cluster centers c1 , c2 ,..., ck that minimize the square error E. The square error is defined below: MN E (k ) = ∑ min ( p i − c j ) 2 (4.18) i =1 1≤ j ≤ k The advantage of K-means algorithm is that it works well when clusters are not well separated from each other, which is frequently encountered in images. In the standard k-mean algorithm [36], we know there are k clusters (i.e. we have input this as a parameter) with each cluster having a center at some point in the space. It can be considered as the following two steps: • Assume that the cluster centers are known and allocate each point to the closest cluster center. • Assume the allocation is known and choose a new set of cluster centers where each center is the mean of the points allocated to that cluster. This is a simple technique and can be iterated until either a set number of iterations have elapsed (a running time compromise) or until successive iterations lead to the same mean values at which point we know that they are the required numbers. But it is still necessary to input a parameter value which we are trying not to do. It may be reasonable to run a test algorithm beforehand to automatically predetermine this parameter, T.Kasparis, D.Charampidis [37] developed an iterative k-mean algorithm, based on the algorithm of T. Calinski et al [38] and we use it as will be presented in the next chapter. There are a lot of applications of the K-mean clustering, range from unsupervised learning of neural network, pattern recognition, classification analysis, artificial 75 Chapter 4 Image Analysis Techniques intelligent, image processing, and machine vision, etc. Here is step by step k means clustering algorithm: Start Number of k clusters Centroid - Distance objects to No object + centroids move group? End Grouping based on minimum distance Figure: 4.7 k-mean procedure block diagram Step 1: Begin with a decision on the value of k = number of clusters Step 2: Put any initial partition that classifies the data into k clusters. You may assign the training samples randomly, or systematically as the following: 1. Take the first k training sample as single-element clusters 2. Assign each of the remaining (n-k) training 3. Samples to the cluster with the nearest centroid. After each assignment, recomputed the centroid of the gaining cluster. Step 3: Take each sample in sequence and compute its distance from the centroid of each of the clusters. If a sample is not currently in the cluster with the closest centroid, switch this sample to that cluster and update the centroid of the cluster gaining the new sample and the cluster losing the sample. 76 Chapter 4 Image Analysis Techniques Step 4: Repeat step 3 until convergence is achieved, that is until a pass through the training sample causes no new assignments. If the number of data is less than the number of cluster then we assign each data as the centroid of the cluster. Each centroid will have a cluster number. If the number of data is bigger than the number of cluster, for each data, we calculate the distance to all centroid and get the minimum distance. This data is said belong to the cluster that has minimum distance from this data. Since we are not sure about the location of the centroid, we need to adjust the centroid location based on the current updated data. Then we assign all the data to this new centroid. This process is repeated until no data is moving to another cluster anymore. Mathematically this loop can be proved to be convergent. The convergence will always occur if the following condition satisfied: 1. The sum of distances from each training sample to that training sample's group centroid is decreased. 2. There are only finitely many partitions of the training examples into k clusters. Similar to other algorithms, K-mean clustering has many weaknesses: • When the numbers of data are not so many, initial grouping will determine the cluster significantly. • The number of cluster, k, must be determined before hand. • We never know the real cluster, using the same data, if it is inputted in a different order may produce different cluster if the number of data is a few. • Sensitive to initial condition. Different initial condition may produce different result of cluster. The algorithm may be trapped in the local optimum. 77 Chapter 4 Image Analysis Techniques • We never know which attribute contributes more to the grouping process since we assume that each attribute has the same weight. • Weakness of arithmetic mean is not robust to outliers. Very far data from the centroid may pull the centroid away from the real one. • The result is circular cluster shape because based on distance. One way to overcome those weaknesses is to use K-mean clustering only if there are many data available. To overcome outliers problem, we can use median instead of mean. Some people pointed out that k-means clustering cannot be used for other type of data, rather than quantitative data. This is not true! The key to use other type of dissimilarity is in the distance matrix. - Accelerated k-mean: However, the k-mean algorithm is still slow in practice for large datasets. The number of distance computations for n points image is nkde where k is the number of clusters to be found and e is the number of iterations required. Empirically, e grows sublinearly with k, n, and the dimensionality d of the data. C. Elkan [39] developed a new technique to accelerating k-means using triangle inequality. The accelerated algorithm avoids unnecessary distance calculations by applying the triangle inequality in two different ways, and by keeping track of lower and upper bounds for distances between points and centers. _ The algorithm is based on the fact that most distance calculations in standard k-means are redundant. If a point is far away from a center, it is not necessary to calculate the exact distance between the point and the center in order to know that the point should not be assigned to this center. Conversely, if a point is much closer to one center than 78 Chapter 4 Image Analysis Techniques to any other, calculating exact distances is not necessary to know that the point should be assigned to the first center. We show below how to make these intuitions concrete. Therefore, we need the accelerated algorithm to satisfy three properties. First, it should be able to start with any initial centers, so that all existing initialization methods can continue to be used. Second, given the same initial centers, it should always produce exactly the same final centers as the standard algorithm. Third, it should be able to use any black-box distance metric, so it should not rely for example on optimizations specific to Euclidean distance - Applying the triangle inequality - For any three points p1, p2, and p3, E(p1,p3) ≤ E(p1,p2) + E(p2,p3). This is the only “black box” property that all distance metrics E possess. The difficulty is that the triangle inequality gives upper bounds, but we need lower bounds to avoid calculations. Let p be a point and let c1 and c2 be centers; we need to know that E(p,c1) ≤ E(p,c2) in order to avoid calculating the actual value of d(x,c). The following two lemmas show how to use the triangle inequality to obtain useful lower bounds. Lemma 1: Let p be a point and let c1 and c2 be centers. If E(c1,c2) ≥ 2E(p,c1) then E(p,c2) ≥ E(p,c1). Lemma 2: Let p be a point and let c1 and c2 be centers. Then E(p,c2) ≥ max{0,E(p,c1) – E(c1,c2)} The proofs of these lemmas are presented in ref [39]. Putting the observations above together, the accelerated k-means algorithm is as follows. 79 Chapter 4 Image Analysis Techniques • First, pick initial centers. Set the lower bound low(p,c) = 0 for each point p and center c. Assign each p to its closest initial center c(p) = argminc E(p,c), using Lemma 1 to avoid redundant distance calculations. Each time E(p,c) is computed, set low(p,c) = E(p,c). Assign upper bounds upp(p) = minc E(p,c). • Next, repeat until convergence: 1. For all centers c and c’, compute E(c,ć). For all centers c, compute s(c) where s(c) = ½minć≠c E(c,ć). 2. Identify all points p such that upp(p) ≤ s(c(p)). 3. For all remaining points p and centers c such that: (i). c≠ c(p) and (ii). upp(p) > low(p,c) and (iii). upp(p) > ½E(c(p),c): iii-a If r(p) then compute E(p,c(p)) and assign r(p)=false. Otherwise, E(p,c(p))=upp(p). iii-b If E(p,c(p)) > low(p,c) or E(p,c(p)) >½ E(c(p),c) then Compute E(p,c), If E(p,c) < E(p,c(p)) then assign c(p) = c. 4. For each center c, let m(c) be the mean of the points assigned to c. 5. For each point p and center c assign low(p,c) = max{low(p,c) – E(c,m(c)),0} 6. For each point p, assign upp(p)=upp(p) + E(m(c(p)),c(p)) r(p) = true. 7. Replace each center c by m(c). 80 Chapter 4 Image Analysis Techniques - K-mean example An example on the standard k-mean vs. the accelerated k-mean, we have a 100 points random sample data of 2D feature space as shown in figure 4.8a, the results of clustering the date into two clusters are shown in figure 4.8b, and figure4.8c. (a) (b) Standard k-means (c) Fast k-means Elapsed time: 0.5470 Elapsed time: 0.1100 Figure 4.8 K-mean example There are many other clustering techniques such as ‘Split and Merge’, ACA ‘Adaptive clustering algorithm’, FCM ‘Fuzzy c-mean’ and SOFM ‘Self organization feature map’ neural network … etc. But we didn’t go deeply in them and just the presented algorithms are tested in our system. In the next chapter, the results of image clustering by these algorithms are presented. 81 Chapter 4 Image Analysis Techniques 4.2 Classification Techniques Classification refers to as assigning a physical object or incident into one of a set of predefined categories [40]. Any classification process involves two phases: the learning phase and the recognition phase. In the learning phase, the target is to build a model for the object content of each object class present in the training data, which generally comprises of images with known class labels. The object content of the training images is captured with the chosen features analysis method, which yields a set of features for each image. These features, which can be scalar numbers or discrete histograms or empirical distributions, characterize given properties of the images. In the recognition phase the object content of the unknown sample is first described with the same feature analysis method. Then the features of the sample are compared to those of the training images with a classification algorithm, and the sample is assigned to the category with the best match. Optionally, if the best match is not sufficiently good according to some predefined criteria, the unknown sample can be rejected instead. The performance of the image description method is often demonstrated using a classification experiment, which typically comprises of following steps (please note that not all steps may always be needed and the order of the steps may vary): 1. Selection of image data. 2. Partitioning of the image data into subimages. 3. Preprocessing of the (sub) images. 4. Partitioning of the (sub) images data into training and testing sets. 5. Selection of the classification algorithm. 82 Chapter 4 Image Analysis Techniques 6. Definition of the performance criterion: In the case of class assignments the items in the testing set are classified, and the proportion of correctly (classification accuracy) or erroneously (classification error) classified items is used as performance criterion 4.2.1 Similarity Measurement After having extracted features, our next task is to find a similarity measure E (not necessarily a distance) such that E(I,j) is small if and only if I and J are close. There are many different distance calculations as mentioned in [41]. There are categorized in four categories: 1. Heuristic histogram distances: p (i). The Minkowski-form distance (L ): 1 ρ ρ E ( I , J ) = ∑ I (i) − J (i ) (4.19) i As examples of this form, when ρ=1 the distance then is called Manhattan distance, and when ρ=2 the distance is called the Euclidean distance. (ii). The Weighted-Mean-Variance (WMV) : µr ( I ) − µr ( J ) σ r ( I ) − σ r ( J ) E d (I , J ) = + (4.20) σ ( µr ) σ (σ r ) A superscript Er indicates that the respective measure is applied only to the marginal distributions along d dimension. 2. Non-parametric test statistics: (i). The Kolmogrov-Smirnov distance (KS): 83 Chapter 4 Image Analysis Techniques E r ( I , J ) = max Fr (i; I ) − Fr (i; J ) (4.21) i (ii). A statistic of the Cramer/von Mises (CVM): D d ( I , J ) = ∑ (I d (i) − J d (i ) ) 2 (4.22) i 2 (iii). The X -statistics: E(I , J ) = ∑ (I (i) − Ω(i) ) 2 , where i ˆ f (i ) (4.23) Ω(i ) = [I (i ) + J (i )] / 2 3. Ground distance measures: (i). The Quadratic Form (QF): r r r r E ( I , J ) = ( I − J ) T A( I − J ) (4.24) r r where I and J are vectors that list all the entries in I(i) and J(i) respectively (ii). The Earth Mover Distance (EMD): E(I , J ) = ∑ vd i, j ij ij (4.25) ∑ v i, j ij where dij denotes the dissimilarity between bins i and j, and vij ≥ 0 is the optimal flow between the two distributions such that the total cost ∑ i, j vij d ij is minimized. 4. Information-theoretic divergence: (i). The Kullback-Leibler divergence (KL): I (i) E ( I , J ) = ∑ I (i) log (4.26) i J (i ) 84 Chapter 4 Image Analysis Techniques (ii). The Jeffrey-divergence (JD): I (i) J (i) E ( I , J ) = ∑ I (i) log + I (i ) log (4.27) i Ω(i) Ω(i) Table 4.1 compares the properties of the different measures. Lp WMV Ks/CvM χ2 KL JD QF EMD Symmetric yes yes yes yes no yes yes yes Triangle valid valid valid invalid invalid invalid see see inequality text text Computational medium low medium medium medium medium high high complexity Exploits ground no no yes no no no yes yes distance Individual no yes no no no no no yes binning Multiple yes yes no yes yes yes yes yes dimension Partial matches see text no no no no no no yes Non-parametric yes no yes yes yes yes yes yes Table 4.1: Similarity measures comparisons 4.2.2 Nearest neighbor classifier K-nearest neighbor is a supervised learning algorithm where the result of new instance query is classified based on majority of K-nearest neighbor category. The purpose of this algorithm is to classify a new object based on attributes and training samples. The classifiers do not use any model to fit and only based on memory. Given a query point, we find K number of objects or (training points) closest to the query point. The classification is using majority vote among the classification of the K objects. Any ties 85 Chapter 4 Image Analysis Techniques can be broken at random. K Nearest neighbor algorithm used neighborhood classification as the prediction value of the new query instance. - K-Nearest Neighbor (KNN) Algorithm: K-nearest neighbor algorithm is very simple. It works based on minimum distance from the query instance to the training samples to determine the K-nearest neighbors. After we gather K nearest neighbors, we take simple majority of these K-nearest neighbors to be the prediction of the query instance. Suppose we determine knn = 8 (we will use 8 nearest neighbors) as parameter of this algorithm. Then we calculate the distance between the query-instance and all the training samples. Because we use only quantitative Xi, we can use Euclidean distance. Suppose the query instance have coordinates (x1q, x2q) and the coordinate of training sample is (x1t, x2t) then square Euclidean distance is E= (x1t - x1q)2 + (x2t – x2q)2 . The next step is to find the K-nearest neighbors. We include a training sample as nearest neighbors if the distance of this training sample to the query instance is less than or equal to the K-th smallest distance. In other words, we sort the distance of all training samples to the query instance and determine the K-th minimum distance. If the distance of the training sample is below the K-th minimum, then we gather the category C of this nearest neighbors' training samples. The KNN prediction of the query instance is based on simple majority of the category of nearest neighbors. In our example, if the category is only binary, then the majority can be taken as simple as counting the number of ‘+' and ‘-‘signs. If the number of plus is greater than minus, we predict the query instance as plus and vice versa. If the number of plus is equal to minus, we can choose arbitrary or determine as one of the plus or minus. If your training samples contain C as categorical data, take simple majority among this data. If the C is quantitative, take average or any central tendency or mean value such as median or geometric mean. 86 Chapter 4 Image Analysis Techniques Nearest neighbor methods have been used as an important pattern recognition tool. In such methods, the aim is to find the nearest neighbors of an unidentified test pattern within a hypersphere of pre-defined radius in order to determine its true class. The traditional k nearest neighbor rule has been described as follows. • Out of Nt training vectors, identify the knn, irrespective of class label. knn is chosen to be odd. • Out of these knn samples, identify the number of vectors, ki, that belong to class Cli, i=1, 2,…Mc where Mc is the total number of classes. • Assign the query sample q to the class Cli with the maximum number ki of samples. Class 1 Class 2 0.35 Class 3 0.3 Feature 1 ? ? Unknown 0.2 Sample Nearest Neighbors Feature 2 Figure 4.9: Nearest neighbor classifier in action on a two class problem As shown in Figure 4.9, assuming knn=3, the query point is classified as class1 since there are two of the nearest three samples belong to class 1. Nearest neighbor methods can detect a single or multiple number of nearest neighbors. A single nearest neighbor method is primarily suited to recognizing data where we have sufficient confidence in 87 Chapter 4 Image Analysis Techniques the fact that class distributions are non-overlapping and the features used are discriminatory. In most practical applications however the data distributions for various classes are overlapping and more than one nearest neighbors are used for majority voting. In k-nearest neighbor methods, certain implicit assumptions about data are made in order to achieve a good recognition performance. The first assumption requires that individual feature vectors for various classes are discriminatory. This assumes that feature vectors are statistically different across various classes. This ensures that for a given test data, it is more likely to be surrounded by data of its true class rather than of different classes. The second assumption requires that the unique characteristic of a pattern that defines its signature, and ultimately its class, is not significantly dependent on the interaction between various features. In other words, nearest neighbor methods work better with data where features are statistically independent. This is because nearest neighbor methods are based on some form of distance measure and nearest neighbor detection of test data is not dependent on their feature interaction. - Strength and Weakness of K-Nearest Neighbor Algorithm Advantage • Robust to noisy training data (especially if we use inverse square of weighted distance as the “distance”) • Effective if the training data is large. Disadvantage • Need to determine value of parameter K (number of nearest neighbors) 88 Chapter 4 Image Analysis Techniques • Distance based learning is not clear which type of distance to use and which attribute to use to produce the best results. Shall we use all attributes or certain attributes only? • Computation cost is quite high because we need to compute distance of each query instance to all training samples. Some indexing (e.g. K-D tree) may reduce this computational cost 4.2.3 Validation Algorithms It’s important to evaluate the features, classifier and the distance used in any classification system to measure their compatibility and to validate their usage in the required recognition system. This evaluation procedure is what we mean by the validation algorithms [12]. Here are three common validation algorithms: • Leave-one-out cross validation (LOOCV) 1. For each training example (xi, yi) • Train a classifier with all training data except (xi, yi) • Test the classifier’s accuracy on (xi, yi) 2. LOOCV accuracy = average of all n accuracies • The holdout set method 1. Randomly choose, say 30%, of the training data, set it aside 89 Chapter 4 Image Analysis Techniques 2. Train a classifier with the remaining 70% 3. Test the classifier’s accuracy on the 30% • K-fold cross validation (CV) 1. Randomly divide training data into k chunks (folds). 2. For each fold: • Train a classifier with all training data except the fold • Test the classifier’s accuracy on the fold 3. K-fold CV accuracy = average of all k accuracies It is obvious that the final outcome of any classification experiment depends on numerous factors, both in terms of the possible built-in parameters in the feature description algorithm and the various choices in the experimental setup. Results of classification experiments have always been suspect to dependence on individual choices in image acquisition, preprocessing, sampling etc., since no performance characterization has been established in the image analysis literature. 90 Chapter 5 Texture Recognition Based Image Coloring System CHAPTER FIVE TEXTURE RECOGNITION BASED IMAGE COLORING SYSTEM In this chapter we present our proposed intelligent fully automated coloring system that we have named "Texture Recognition based Image Coloring System" (TRICS). As shown in figure 5.1; the system is composed of three main stages: Segmentation stage, Classification stage, and Coloring stage. In the following sections we will describe the construction of each of these stages in details. Gray image Segmentation Features extraction Segmentation (Joint, wavelets, laws,…) (Mean Shift, K-Mean, FCM,..) Segmented image, Clusters Classification Features extraction Classification (Co-occurrence, Tamura, Wavelets energies) (K-NN classifier,..) Samples features Class labels Classes Hues Database Coloring Convert image Set Hue, Saturation, Convert to to HSV channels and Brightness RGB Colored image Figure 5.1: TRICS diagram 91 Chapter 5 Texture Recognition Based Image Coloring System 5.1 Segmentation Stage: In this stage the image pixels have to be clustered or segmented according to their features into different regions of similar texture features. Any segmentation technique must be preceded by a feature extraction phase. In fact, there are features already attached to each pixel such as the position (spatial features) and the gray level (range features) of each pixel. Also there are many features that could be computed from these features. Any feature must be one of two basic types of features: Pixel based (attached to each pixel) or Region based (attached to a group of pixels) feature. Since by definition the segmentation usually is done by attaching each pixel to a specific cluster, the features needed for our segmentation stage must be pixel based features (PBF). That means a feature vector for each pixel needed to be constructed or, by other words, we need a matrix of the same image size for each feature. 5.1.1 Feature extraction phase One of the most common pixel based texture features are the Discrete Wavelets Transform (DWT) coefficients (chapter 3). As known, DWT decomposition results in four subbands; three subbands for details coefficients and one subband for approximation coefficients. Usually the details coefficients are used to generate pixels features, while the approximation subband is used for the next level decomposition. Each of these subbands has a size of quarter the original image size. To make use of these coefficients as pixels features, each subband must have the same size of the original image. 92 Chapter 5 Texture Recognition Based Image Coloring System One solution is to resize each subband to a doubly sized one. This step usually is done by upsampling or by any interpolation type. These methods caused bad boundary segmentation results. Many researchers recommend using Discrete Wavelet Frames (DWF) coefficients instead [43]. But we have recovered this problem by reconstructing the previous level coefficients of the approximation subband followed by averaging operation so four images of the original image size are obtained [25]. Our modified wavelets features results are better than interpolation results (figure 5.2). Figure 5.3 illustrates this modification diagram; first, one level decomposition is done. The approximation subband is used to reconstruct the previous level subbands. Usually the obtained approximation subband must be the same as the original image. An averaging filter is applied for each new subband and the new approximation subband is used again in the next decomposition. We found that 9×9 averaging filter size is suitable for most cases. Figure 5.4 shows the approximation subbands for both decomposition and reconstruction levels. Reader can notice that the approximation subband after reconstruction is a blurred version of the original image; this is due to the averaging step after the decomposition. Figure 5.5 shows 3 level coefficients example. Finally, our PBF vector contains the spatial features combined with the pixel intensity, what D. Comaniciu & P. Meer [32] called ‘Joint domain’ feature space, and L × 3 modified wavelets coefficients as texture features. Another PBF are Laws kernels energy coefficients (chapter 3). Laws kernels coefficients are 25 different kernels which by the convolution with the image result in 25 different images of the same size (figure 5.6). So in this case, our PBF vector has 28 elements. Notice that figures 5.5 and 5.6 are drawn using the gray color map instead of the color map of the actual image to distinguish between different subbands. 93 Chapter 5 Texture Recognition Based Image Coloring System Figure 5.2 Interpolated wavelets coefficients vs. previous level reconstruction coefficients x y Joint domain features Image g One level DWT Previous level h0 A0 construction A1 H1 H0 v0 V0 D0 V1 D1 d0 Averaging filter One level h1 DWT A1 v1 H1 A2 H2 A1 d1 V1 Previous level D1 construction Averaging V2 D2 … filter … Pixel Feature (PBF) Vector Figure 5.3: Modified wavelets feature extraction 94 Chapter 5 Texture Recognition Based Image Coloring System On level down On level up construction reconstruction and averaging Figure 5.4: wavelets approximation levels A1 H1 V1 D1 A2 H2 V2 D2 A3 H3 V3 D3 Figure 5.5 three levels modified DWT subbands (A: approximation, H: horizontal, V: vertical, D: diagonal) 95 Chapter 5 Texture Recognition Based Image Coloring System Figure 5.6: Lows kernels coefficients 96 Chapter 5 Texture Recognition Based Image Coloring System 5.1.2 Clustering phase / Mean Shift After extracting the image features, a clustering technique must be considered. First, Mean shift is used as a clustering technique as it’s a new and a powerful clustering technique in the literature. Its power appears in determining the data clusters without any knowledge about the clusters number or shapes. The clustering quality also seems better than any other clustering technique because it based on clustering the data according to their density to their modes. Table 5.1 shows the results of using meanshift with three different images using two types of features: 1. Clustering only using joint space (spatial + range domains) 2. Clustering using one level wavelets detail coefficients with the joint space. The results show also the time spent for each image. It's clearly observed that it is so much time for executing the mean shift even with small images. The drawback of this technique is the estimated time during the clustering process, specially when the Matlab package is used for coding such system, that the time to cluster n point is O(n2de) where n is the number of data points, d is the space dimension (feature vector length), and e is the number of the iteration which is relative to n, while the time estimated to cluster the same data points using k-means technique is O(knde). Another drawback in the Mean Shift is the associated window length with each feature in the space which usually needs to perform the procedure more than one time to select the best windows size. The adaptive meanshift (chapter 4) which was proposed to solve this problem increases the time of the execution too. Fast meanshift (FAMS) also has the drawback of the large number of parameters needed to run the system, and the time of execution still long time which is not suitable for our system requirements. Figure 5.7 shows an example of using the fast mean-shift with fixed bandwidth of 16 applied on the 3rd image in table 5.1 using the code of M.Harbour [25]. Reader can notice that the time of execution is still long. Besides, the results are not good enough. 97 Chapter 5 Texture Recognition Based Image Coloring System Original image Segmented with joint domain Segmented with texture features - hs=16,hr=16,MRS=20 hs=16,hr=16, hw=128, MRS=20 (64 × 64) - Time : 0 1 14 - Time : 0 3 46 - Classes : 2 - Classes : 2 - hs=16,hr=16,MRS=20 hs=16,hr=16, hw=16,MRS=20 (64 × 64) - Time: 0 1 14 - Time : 0 13 15 - classes : 3 - Classes : 2 - hs=16,hr=16,MRS=500 - hs=8,hr=8,hw=4,MRS=500 (170×256) - Time: 0 34 15 - Time: 0 39 54 - classes : 9 - classes : 7 Table 5.1 Mean shift results (a) (b) Figure 5.7: FAMS results with Laws.(hs, hr=16), Elapsed time: 18 min, (a)2 clusters, (b)9 clusters 98 Chapter 5 Texture Recognition Based Image Coloring System 5.1.3 Clustering phase / K-mean Because of these drawbacks, we have looked for another clustering technique. We have used the Fast k-Mean algorithm (chapter 4) to accelerate the traditional k-mean algorithm. Any way, k-means technique still has some drawbacks; one of these drawbacks is that the spatial features cause the segmentation to be spatially structured which is not the case of the natural scenes. One solution to overcome this problem is increasing the numbers of segments. In figure 5.8; the left segmented images used the actual number of clusters while the middle ones used large number of clusters. Another solution is using k-means without spatial features what gives more accurate results except that it may exist one cluster that is scattered around disjoint regions. We overcome this problem by splitting the cluster of many disjoint regions to more than one cluster figure 5.9. In our system we are concerned with regions clustering rather than classes clustering. By this modification the number of clusters used as a parameter in the k-mean algorithm is considered as initial clustering values and the final number of regions may exceed this value. Finally, any segmentation technique may result in small scattered regions that seem to be noise in the final segmented image. In our system these small regions usually cause bad results and system delay in the classification stage. So we overcome this drawback by eliminating the small regions that have a size less than a threshold MRS. Figure 5.10 shows some examples of segmentation results before and after small regions elimination step. Figure 5.10 also shows that both laws and wavelets have similar segmentation results, but it not always the case. Some images have better segmentation with wavelets rather than laws, like figure 5.11, although laws boundaries sometimes are better than wavelets, as seen in the marked region in the figure. 99 Chapter 5 Texture Recognition Based Image Coloring System Figure 5.8 k-mean with spatial features k= {3,9} 1 1 1 2 2 3 1 4 3 5 Figure 5.9 Segmentation results before and after splitting disjoint regions k=3 100 Chapter 5 Texture Recognition Based Image Coloring System (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) (g) Figure 5.10 Elimination small regions (a) original gray image (b) segmented image by k=2 (c) Segmented after eliminating small regions (MRS=500), (d,e) segmentation by k=3 with laws features (f,g) segmentation by k=3 with wavelets features6regions (a) Original gray (b) laws features (c) wavelets features Figure 5.11: Segmentation results by laws and wavelets (k=3, MRS=500) 101 Chapter 5 Texture Recognition Based Image Coloring System - Adaptive k-mean As a result of this section we can notice that there are two parameters needed to perform the k-mean segmentation k, MRS. As attempt to eliminate the number of the system parameters we have searched for an adaptive algorithm to generate the best number of clusters, k, needed for k-mean clustering technique. So we have proposed a new adaptive k-mean clustering algorithm. The algorithm selects the cluster number based on a modified version of the variance ratio criterion (VRC) index introduced first by Calinski et al[38]. and used in the adaptive algorithm of D. Charalampidis et al [44] (n − k ) BCSS VRC = (5.1) (k − 1)WCSS Where BCSS is the “Between Clusters Sum of Squares” and WCSS is the “Within Cluster Sum of Squares”. Assume n is the total number of pixels, and f is the number of clusters. The “within” and “between” cluster sums of squares are, respectively, defined as n k (5.2) WCSS = ∑∑ ( xij − cij ) 2 i =1 j =1 n k TSS = ∑∑ ( xij − C j ) 2 (5.3) i =1 j =1 BCSS = TSS − WCSS (5.4) Where TSS is the “Total Sum of Squares”. In (eq 5.2) and (eq 5.3), xij is the value of the element of the FV, cij is the corresponding cluster center, and Cj is the corresponding overall FV center. The number of clusters is incremented starting at 1. The estimated number of clusters is the one for which index VRC is maximized. Some insight about the significance of the VRC index is given in figure 5.12, where two-cluster examples are presented. Essentially, the WCSS is the total distance of the feature vectors from the center of their associated cluster and it indicates the clusters’ extent. 102 Chapter 5 Texture Recognition Based Image Coloring System Cluster 1 Cluster 2 Cluster 1 Cluster 2 (a) (b) Cluster 1 Cluster 2 Cluster 1 points Cluster 2 points Center of cluster 1 Center of cluster 2 Center of all points Distance between points (c) and cluster center Figure. 5.12: Example to illustrate the significance of the VRC index. In figure 5.12, the distance of each vector from the corresponding center is indicated with a line. The TSS is the total distance of all vectors from the overall center, and it is an indicative measure of cluster separability. In figure 5.12 (a) and (b) the WCSS is identical [one can notice that both clusters 1 and 2 of figure 5.12 (a) are identical to the ones in figure 5.12 (b)]. On the other hand, the TSS for figure 5.12 (b) is smaller (the two clusters are closer to the overall center). Therefore, the VRC index is smaller as indicated by (2) and (4), which signifies that the separation of the two clusters in figure 5.12 is larger than in figure 5.12 (b) with respect to the cluster extent. The example presented in figure 5.12 (c) is a downscaled version of the example in figure 5.12 (a). The WCSS and TSS in figure 5.12 (c) are smaller than the ones in figure 5.12 (a) by the same ratio. Thus, the VRC is the same in both examples. Instead of simply looking for maximization of VRC, we use criterion presented by D. Charalampidis et al [44] which they have called CEC “Combined Estimation Criterion”. 1. If the VCR index, for k clusters, is smaller than 98 of the VCR index, for k-1 clusters, the is not satisfied. 103 Chapter 5 Texture Recognition Based Image Coloring System 2. If the VCR index, for k clusters, is larger than 102 of the VCR index for k-1 clusters, or if k=1, the CEC is satisfied. 3. If the VCR index, for clusters, is smaller than 102 but larger than 98 of the VCR index for clusters, the CEC is satisfied only if TSS for k-1 clusters is smaller than 70 of TSS for k clusters. Finally the adaptive segmentation algorithm in steps will be as following: 1. initiate k=1 2. Perform the fast k-mean segmentation with k. 3. Calculate the CEC. If CEC is satisfied, set k = k+1 and goto step 2, else stop with number of clusters equal to k.. The results of and the comparison between the fast k-mean with fixed number of clusters and adaptive k-mean are presented in table 5.2, A-time is abbreviated for adaptive fast k-mean time, F-time for fixed k fast k-mean time, T-time for traditional k-mean without accelerating , E-time for the elimination time and EM-time for elimination time with estimating minimum region size (MRS). - Minimum region size estimation Finally, we have generated a simple routine to estimate the MRS. The routine can be described as follows: 1. Split the disjoint regions. 2. Calculate all regions size. 3. Sort regions according to their size 4. Measure the difference between them. 5. Select the regions size of difference more than the largest image dimension. 6. Consider the MRS. 104 Chapter 5 Texture Recognition Based Image Coloring System This algorithm works very well and gives accurate results. The execution time for elimination step is increased significantly. For example for image 1 in the table, the estimated MRS is 324 and the execution time is increased to 59 sec. A- F- T- E- Image Features Clusters Regions time time time time 19 12 42 31 Wavelets 4 8 sec sec min sec 10 11 3 min 31 Laws 4 7 sec sec 36 sec (170×256), MRS=500 sec 17 11 3 min, 21 Wavelets 3 5 sec sec 14 sec sec 13 13 5 min 32 Laws 3 5 sec sec 44 sec 240×320, MRS=500 sec Table 5.2 k-mean results 105 Chapter 5 Texture Recognition Based Image Coloring System 5.2 Classification Stage Classification means to assign each region to a specific class name saved in a specific database. Classification can be described as a recognition stage. Any recognition system must pass by two basic phases: 1: Training phase: where training set must be defined and their features must be extracted. 2: Testing phase: where test image is defined and its features extracted and compared with the training set features using a classifier to determine to which class it belongs. For the training phase, we have generated two training sets; the first one was taken from Brodatz database (chapter 1). About 32 different Brodatz database collection images are used. Each image has a size of 256 × 256. To prepare different images for each class, each image was mirrored horizontally and vertically to produce a 512 ×512 image. Then the image is split into 16 different images of size 128 × 128 as shown in figure 5. 13. The other training set was taken from real natural images as random 64×64 blocks. Nine different classes ‘cloud, sky, sea, sand, tree, grass, stone, water, and wood’ were gathered. Each class has about 12-25 samples. Figure 5.14 shows example samples from our training set. 106 Chapter 5 Texture Recognition Based Image Coloring System 256 × 256 512 × 512 16 × 128 × 128 Figure 5. 13: Training set1 generation Tree Sand Sky Grass Sea Cloud Figure 5.14: Training set2 samples 107 Chapter 5 Texture Recognition Based Image Coloring System In the testing phase; a group of testing images is selected for each training set. For the first one, artificial multi textural images were used as shown in figure 5.15. For the other training set, different natural scenes and also the images used in extracting the training set were used for testing. The PANN database collection also was used for testing. To classify each region in the segmented image, region based features (RBF) must be extracted from each region. Since by definition, texture is sensitive to the pixels arrangement, rectangular shaped region must be considered instead of using a non uniform shape or what Y. Liu et al. [45] described as arbitrary shaped regions. For training set 1, we developed a routine that searches for the largest rectangle in each region. This routine can be described briefly as follows: 1. Determine 9 points in each region; the center of the region mass and 8 corners points “north, east, south, west, north-east, north-west, south-east, south-west”. 2. For each point, start by a rectangle of size 1×1 pixel and extend it while it’s still inside the region. 3. Consider the rectangle of the maximum size. This rectangle in most cases is describing the most collection of pixels in the region. As shown in figure 5.16, for each region of the segmented image, there are maximum of different 9 points marked as blue asterisks for corner points and red asterisk for the central point For set2, we developed a routine that searches for the most suitable 64×64 rectangle for each region. This routine can be described briefly as follows: 1. Find the largest rectangle for each region as described above.. 2. Extract a central 64×64 rectangle from this rectangle. In figure 5.17, the largest rectangle in each region appears in green while the final extracted rectangle appears in red. 108 Chapter 5 Texture Recognition Based Image Coloring System (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) Figure 5.15 samples of the artificial images used in set1 classification Figure 5.16: Largest rectangle extraction example Figure 5.17: 64×64 rectangle extraction example 109 Chapter 5 Texture Recognition Based Image Coloring System In many cases the final rectangle may exceed the region and take other regions pixels inside its boundaries like region 3, 4 and 5 in the figure. This occurs when the largest rectangle in the region has a dimension less than 64 pixels. We overcame this problem by padding the region inside the rectangle. Different initial padding techniques can be used. Zero padding (ZR) is the simplest. However, it introduces discontinuities at the region boundary, yielding spurious high frequency coefficients that will degrade performance of the texture feature obtained. To relieve this problem, we have used the padding techniques presented by Y.Liu et al. [45]: a simple Mirroring (MR) padding, and an Object-based Padding (OBP) which provides smooth extrapolation. MR extends the region with its ‘mirror image’ outside the boundary. Usually, the support of the region is arbitrary with respect to the extended rectangle, and the mirroring may have to be done several times up to the rectangle boundary. The OBP technique has the following steps : I. The region A is first extended over the rectangular block L by zero- padding . II. L is divided into 8×8 or 16×16 blocks, and each block is classified into one of the three types : (1) All pixels are in A; (2) Some pixels belong to A ; (3) All pixels do not belong to A . III. Only blocks in the above case (2) and (3) need padding. For case (2), pixels that do not belong to A are replaced with the mean value of the pixels that are in A. In case (3), the pixel values are computed by referring to the adjacent blocks around the current block. If no block that has already been padded has been found among the adjacent blocks, the current block is skipped and operation is moved to the next block. Figure 5.18 shows padding results using ZR, MR, and OBP. 110 Chapter 5 Texture Recognition Based Image Coloring System As noticed, the padding steps depend on the number of pixels to be padded, so this technique is time consuming. A simple checking can solve this problem. And three cases can be found: • If the number of region pixels > 85% of the rectangle size, and the difference between the gray average between the region pixels and the pixels of the intersected regions is > 50 padding can be done • If the number of region pixels > 85% of the rectangle size, and the difference between the gray average between the region pixels and the pixels of the intersected regions is < 50, the rectangle is taken without padding. • If the number of region pixels < 85% of the rectangle size, stretch the largest rectangle of the region to 64×64 rectangle. Our classification or matching stage can be considered as a CBIR (Content Base Image Retrieval) system [24] since the process of matching will search for the most similar pattern ‘image’ in the database the matches the extracted rectangle ‘image’ for each shape. For that purpose, RBF vector must be used. Statistical features such as GLCM (Gray Level Co-occurrence Matrix) standard features; ‘Energy, Entropy, Contrast (Inertia), and Homogeneity’ are used together with Tamura features ‘coarseness-contrast and directionality’ (chapter 3) in the feature extraction phase. After experience, we found that these features are scale sensitive so it was suitable for cases like figure 5.15(c) where the rectangle is the same as the pattern scale as seen in figure 5.19. 111 Chapter 5 Texture Recognition Based Image Coloring System Figure 5.18: Padding results by ZR, MR, and OBP Figure 5.19: Classification results for GLCM, Tamura features 112 Chapter 5 Texture Recognition Based Image Coloring System For natural scenes scale invariant features are more suitable. Wavelets coefficients provide this requirement. To get region based wavelets features, wavelets mean and variance are tested [46]. But the values were very scattered and the results were not accurate for most cases. Instead, wavelets energies [47] for 5 levels decomposition are considered and they give accuracy of 92% using “LOOCV” validation method (each (sub)image is classified one by one so that other (sub)images serve as the training data) method (chapter 4). Finally, 15 features RBF vector are then taken from this rectangle and compared to the features of the training set by a classifier technique. For simplicity and for testing our TRICS system, KNN (K-Nearest Neighbors) classifier is used with values (knn=1; knn=5, knn=10, knn=20). After experiments we find k=5 gives more accuracy up to 94% using “N-fold “ validation method (the collection of (sub)images is divided into N disjoint sets, of which N-1 serve as training data in turn and the Nth set is used for testing) (chapter 4). Figure 5.20 shows natural scenes classification results. Some errors may occur in the classification stage according to the similarity between some different texture samples. Some of these similarities can be accepted like as cloud and water that they are near in color but with some cases (e.g. sea and grass) it’s not accepted that they are completely different in color. To overcome this problem more dissimilar textures can be supplied to the DB or SOFM neural net can be used to classify the samples instead of human made. To prevent this type of errors as possible, we applied a simple technique that classifies the objects in two classification levels. For instance, if the KNN results in 5 classes like “grass, sea, water, grass, sea”, the traditional solution is the class of the grass. But we have considered the water and the sea classes to be one class. So in level one, the result will exclude the grass and retain the water and sea classes, then in level two the algorithm will select the sea class among them since it has the most occurrence. In the same way, trees and grass are considered as one class in level one, also for (sky and clouds) and (wood and stone).. 113 Chapter 5 Texture Recognition Based Image Coloring System Region no:1 Region no:2 Region no:3 Class : Cloud Class : Tree Class : Grass (a)Example 1 Region no:1 Region no:2 Region no:3 Class : Sky Class : Sea Class : Sand (a)Example 2 Figure 5.20: Natural scenes classification results 114 Chapter 5 Texture Recognition Based Image Coloring System 5.3 Coloring Stage: Back to figure 5.1, in coloring stage, the image is converted to HSV/HSB color space which has also three channels, two chromatic ones “Hue, Saturation” and one achromatic channel “Value/Brightness” (Appendix A). Actually we have selected this color model for its meaningful definition; the Hue value (the color of the pixel) differs from 0 for red to 1 for violet, the Saturation (the amount of the color pureness) varies from 0 for unsaturated color (white) to 1 for fully saturated color, and the Value/Brightness (the amount of light) varies from 0 for black (dark) to 1 for white (light). HSV has more natural definitions more than any other color models. In other words; if we want to describe a red color, red means its hue, light or dark means its brightness, and the pureness of the red means its saturation. So the Hue value is the basic value to describe the color and the other channels affects the color quality independently. Another alternative color model, HSI/HLS (appendix A), has the same definition except that the maximum value for saturation occurs in the middle of the lightness channel. In fact there is another important difference between the two models that the lightness channel in HSI/HLS model is the same intensity of the gray image. While in HSV/HSB the brightness channel is computed as the maximum value of Red, Green and Blue channels so it’s not the same image intensity as shown in figure 5.21. We have used both of the two models replacing the lightness channel in HLS model and the brightness channel in HSB model by the gray image. 115 Chapter 5 Texture Recognition Based Image Coloring System Figure 5.21: HSV/HSB and HSI/HLS channels 116 Chapter 5 Texture Recognition Based Image Coloring System For both models, we still have to get the remainder chromatic values ‘Hue and Saturation’. Our experiments show that most natural textures have only one Hue or very narrow range hues for each texture as shown in figure 5.21. So, only one hue value is satisfying to describe each texture. We have selected a suitable hue value for each texture class and attach it with its class in the database. Finally saturation is a case of tasting the color and there is no mathematical formula to retrieve it back. Many experiments were done to get the suitable value for the saturation channel. Fixed saturation value for the whole image gives unnatural look for many scenes. Selecting specific saturation for each region may cause cross channel artifacts. On the other hand, the figure shows that the saturation channel seems to be the complement of the lightness channel and our experiments proved this notice as seen in figure 5.22 where fixed saturation =128 is used in the middle and the estimated saturation is used in the right. Figure 5.23 presents another example of using the estimated saturation as the contrary of the luminance channel. Due to the definition of HLS model, saturation results in better coloring in the middle of the lightness channel so the saturation channel is substituted by half the complement of the lightness channel. There is no big difference between the results of both of the two models. Just, HLS model conversion time is longer than of HSV model. 117 Chapter 5 Texture Recognition Based Image Coloring System Figure 5.22: Change in saturation coloring results Figure 5.23: Replacing saturation with the complement of lightness 118 Chapter 6 Results and Conclusion CHAPTER SIX RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS 6.1 Experiments: The system has been written in Matlab v6.5 code release13 and has run on a Pentium4 PC with 256 MB RAM. The system duration time differs from less than 1 second up to 14 minutes according to segmentation technique, image size, regions features selection (padding exceed the execution time) and the number of clustered to be classified. First, we test our TRICS system on Brodatz (chapter 3) mixture textures images. As previously mentioned, the segmentation features used with this training set concluded the spatial features while the classification features that have been used were the GLCM measures with Tamura features. The attached hues have been selected randomly just to test the validation of the classification stage and coloring quality. As seen in figure 6.1, the spatial features are suitable with well structured images like figure 6.1a (without small region elimination) and figure 6.1b, while it leads to bad segmentation for some cases (diagonally segmented regions) like figure 6.1 c. This is according to the initial centers selected by the k-mean procedure. After many experiments we found that Brodatz textures are not suitable for testing our system due to the unnatural look, the highly contrasted textures and the high sensitivity for scale and rotation what is not the case for most natural scenes ‘the core of research’, so we have started working for the second training set ‘natural’ and saving the results. Some of the images used for training set collection are presented in figure 6.2. 119 Chapter 6 Results and Conclusion (a) K=3 (b) K=5, M=100 (c) K=5, M=100 Figure 6.1: Brodatz textures experiment results Figure 6.2: Training set images 120 Chapter 6 Results and Conclusion All the natural images that have been used in our system are day vision simple images. Simple means there are no shadows, reflections, refractions or any manmade objects in the scene. The training set images were taken from the gray versions of these images. We used the same images for testing and also we have tested our system on about 50 natural scenes including the PANN database benchmark (chapter 1) and the results are satisfying in most cases. 6.2 System results: 6.2.1 Accurate Results: First, the results of testing the images used for training set collection. We grouped our results according to the conditions of each set. Each set has a name of the segmentation technique used. Two numbers are followed; the number of clusters and the minimum region size. Figure 6.3 shows the results of using K-Mean with spatial features, notice the number of clusters is more than the actual number to overcome the problem of structured segmentation. Figure 6.4 shows the results of using K-Mean without spatial features; the number of clusters is the same as the number of regions. Results of other test images are shown in figure 6.5, while PANN database results using K-Mean with splitting disjoint regions are presented in figure 6.6. Note that in PANN scenes there are outdoor objects (e.g. walls) what are not predefined in our system, so they wasn’t colored naturally. 121 Chapter 6 Results and Conclusion (a)KM (10, 1000) (b) KM(8,1000) Figure 6.3: Segmentation with spatial features, 122 Chapter 6 Results and Conclusion (a) KM (2, 1000) (b) KM (3, 500) (c) KM (4, 1000) Figure 6.4: Segmentation without spatial features 123 Chapter 6 Results and Conclusion (a) KM(2,100) (b)KM(3,1000) Figure 6.5: Other test set images 124 Chapter 6 Results and Conclusion Figure 6.6: PANN Database, segmentation with splitting disjoint regions 125 Chapter 6 Results and Conclusion 6.2.2 Misclassified results: Some errors may occur in the classification stage according to the similarity between different texture samples. Some of these similarities can be accepted like cloud and water that they are near in color but with some cases (e.g. sea and grass) it’s not accepted that they are completely different in color. Figure 6.7 shows some examples of these cases; sometimes the high rough sea is recognized as stones fig6.7 (a-b). On the contrary, if the sea is very quiet and does not have clear waves, it is recognized as grass fig6.7.c. Also highly contrasted trees are recognized as stones fig6.7 (d-e). To overcome this problem more dissimilar textures can be supplied to the DB. Also using machine learning clustering techniques like SOFM neural networks, can be better for classify the samples instead of human made. To prevent this type of errors as possible, we applied a simple technique that classifies the objects in two classification levels. For instance, if the KNN results in 5 classes like “grass, sea, water, grass, sea”, the traditional solution is the class of the grass. But we have considered the water and the sea classes to be one class. So in level one, the result will exclude the grass and retain the water and sea classes, then in level two the algorithm will select the sea class among them since it has the most occurrence. In the same way, trees and grass are considered as one class in level one, also for (sky and clouds) and (wood and stone). 126 Chapter 6 Results and Conclusion (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) Figure 6.7: Misclassified results 127 Chapter 6 Results and Conclusion 6.3 Comparisons: Comparisons were done between our TRICS system and the ‘Global image matching technique’ (GIM) of T.Walsh and the ‘Local color transfer technique’ (LCT) of Y. Tai as described in chapter 2. We have selected the same images presented in their papers for comparisons. For both techniques, the source color is shown in the figure bellow the gray image. GIM technique has become the base of all the coloring systems that relay on matching procedure. But in many cases especially when the source image has different colors with the same intensities, the results become not acceptable. As seen in figure 6.8, we compare our system with both GIM and the LCT technique in coloring the images (a)and (b) using the colored images (c) and (d) respectively. For the first image (a), the coloring process using LCT has resulted in black part in the sky (figure 6.8 (e)) while black color existence means that the lightness channel has been changed!!. While coloring using GIM resulted in unnatural look due to the wrong pixel mapping. On the contrary, our system result is clear and retains the actual lightness, more over; it doesn’t depend on any user interaction. Other comparisons with GIM are presented in figure 6.9 for coloring the images presented in T.Walsh paper. It’s so clear that the GIM is not suitable for all images even if they are similar or acquired from the same place. Although figure 6.9 (i) seems to be colored correctly, from a close look we can recognize many blue parts in the green leaves. So T.Walsh has proposed his swatches solution to overcome these problems (chapter 2). Finally we present a comparison between using HSV and HSI coloring models as presented in chapter 5. The results are shown in figure 6.10. As recognized HSI coloring gives a lighter look than HSV, while HSV gives, from our side of view, more natural color distribution. 128 Chapter 6 Results and Conclusion (a) (b) Original gray images (c) (d) Source colored images (e) (f) (g) (h) (i) (j) LCT. GIM TRICS Figure 6.8: Comparison between LCT, GIM techniques and TRICS system 129 Chapter 6 Results and Conclusion (a) (b) (c) Original gray images (d) (e) (f) Source color images (g) (h) (i) GIM Results (j) (k) (l) TRICS Results Figure 6.9: Comparison with GIM technique 130 Chapter 6 Results and Conclusion (a) HSI Coloring (b) HSV Coloring Figure 6.10 HSI- HSV coloring comparison 131 Chapter 6 Results and Conclusion 6.4 Conclusion: As a conclusion of this thesis, we have shown that using recognition systems for coloring gray scale images results in more natural coloring than any other traditional techniques. This thesis concentrated on texture recognition based coloring system as an example. So our system -TRICS- is proposed specially for natural scenes coloring. For coloring a natural scene using TRICS, the image passes by three stages; first it must be segmented according to its texture features into different regions. Next, each region in the segmented image is classified according to its texture features to be one of predefined classes stored in a special database. Finally, the image is converted to HSV color model that hue values are obtained from the database, brightness channel is the same as the gray image and the saturation is obtained be inverting the brightness channel. After research and as presented in details in the thesis chapters, we have proved the following conclusions: Discrete wavelets transform coefficients are very suitable texture features for both pixel based and region based image analysis. Using accelerated k-mean algorithm with cluster number generation and smallest region estimation algorithms gives better results than using mean-shift clustering technique. 132 Chapter 6 Results and Conclusion HSV color model is the best coloring model for recognition based coloring systems due to good natural look of the coloring results and the simplicity in obtaining the color channels. By the end of this thesis we have obtained our research objectives that can be summarized in the following points: The proposed system (TRICS) is a new computer based coloring system that simulates the human vision in this area. TRICS is a fully unsupervised intelligent recognition system contributed for textural images like natural scenes. The execution time of TRICS system has been minimized as possible to satisfy the basic requirements for video coloring. TRICS structure is considered to be an abstract structure for building any more intelligent coloring systems for any other types of images. TRICS performs the other coloring systems. 133 Chapter 6 Results and Conclusion 6.5 Future Work: The proposed system has many advantages over than other techniques introduced in the literature, as illustrated in the previous chapters. Although the proposed techniques overcame most of problems in other approaches presented in the literature, there are still some further research points that may be suggested to make the proposed techniques more effective. These points can be summarized as follows: For applying the system on other types of images like outdoor scenes, indoor scenes or human photos, different features and training set are needed for each type. Also an intelligent system must precede the segmentation stage to recognize the image type. TRICS has succeeded to colorize simple natural scenes. For more complex scenes, intelligent systems are needed to recognize reflections, refractions, shadows, fog … etc. To improve the classification results, training set clustering can be done automatically using SOFM ‘Self organization feature map’. More over images can be equalized before training set extraction and gray image coloring to eliminate the effect of different histogram distribution of the same class. Other classification techniques and distance measures may cause better results than K-NN classifier with Euclidean distance as presented in the previous chapter. Using motion track and scene cut detection techniques, will improves video coloring instead of coloring all the frames in the movie. 134 Appendix A Color Models APPENDIX A COLOR MODELS The purpose of color model or space is to facilitate the specification of colors in some standard generally accepted way. In essence, a color model is a specification of coordinate system and a subspace within that system where each color is represented by a single point. Different image processing systems use different color models for different reasons. The color picture publishing industry uses the CMY color model. Color CRT monitors and most computer graphics systems use the RGB color model. Systems that must manipulate hue, saturation, and intensity separately use the HSI color model. All color space discussions will assume that all colors are normalized (values lie between 0 and 1.0). This is easily accomplished by dividing the color by its maximum value. A.1 Color Fundamentals The chromatic light spans the electromagnetic spectrum from approximately 400 to 700 nm. Cones are the sensors in the eye responsible for color vision. Detailed experimental evidence has established that 6 to 7 million cones in the human eye can be divided into three principals sensing categories, corresponding roughly to red, green, and blue as presented in figure A.1. Due to these absorption characteristics of human eye, colors are seen as variable combinations of the so called primary colors red (R), green (G), and blue (B). 135 Appendix A Color Models 445 nm 535 nm 575 mm Blue Green Red 400 450 500 550 600 650 700 nm Bluish purple Purplish blue Blue Orange Reddish orange Blue green Green Yellowish green Red Yellow Figure A.1: Absorption of light by the red, green, and blue cones in the human eye as a function of wavelength. The characteristics generally used to distinguish one color from another are brightness, hue, and saturation. Brightness embodies the achromatic notion of intensity. In other words, brightness is the amount of light in the color and it is graded from black to dark color (e.g. dark red) to a light color (e.g. pink) then to white. Hue is an attribute associated with the dominant wavelength in a mixture of light waves. Hue represents dominant color as perceived by an observer. Thus when we call an object red, orange, or yellow we are specifying its hue. Saturation refers to the relative purity or the amount of gray in proportion to the hue in the color. The pure spectrum colors are fully saturated. Saturation is graded from white (saturation =0) to the pure color. Hue and saturation taken together are called chromaticity, so color may be characterized by its brightness and chromaticity. The amounts of red, green, and blue needed to form any color are called tristimulus values [26]. 136 Appendix A Color Models A.2 Color Models A.2.1 RGB The RGB model is represented by a 3-dimensional cube with red green and blue at the corners on each axis (Figure A.2). Black is at the origin. White is at the opposite end of the cube. The gray scale follows the line from black to white. In a 24-bit color graphics system with 8 bits per color channel, red is (255,0,0). On the color cube, it is (1,0,0) [26,48]. Gray scale Figure A.2: RGB color cube. The RGB model simplifies the design of computer graphics systems but it0 is not ideal for all applications that red, green, and blue color components are highly correlated. This makes it difficult to execute some image processing algorithms. Many processing techniques, such as histogram equalization, work on the intensity component of an image only. These processes are easier implemented using the HSI or YIQ color models. A.2.2 CMY/CMYK The CMY color space consists of cyan, magenta, and yellow. It is the complement of the RGB color space since cyan, magenta, and yellow are the complements of red, green, and blue respectively. Cyan, magenta, and yellow are known as the subtractive primaries. These primaries are subtracted from white light to produce the desired 137 Appendix A Color Models color. Cyan absorbs red, magenta absorbs green, and yellow absorbs blue. You could then increase the green in an image by increasing the yellow and cyan or by decreasing the magenta (green's complement). Figure A.3 describes the model. Because RGB and CMY are complements, it is easy to convert between the two color spaces. To go from RGB to CMY, subtract the complement from white: C = 1.0 – R R = 1.0 - C M = 1.0 - G And to go from CMY to RGB: G = 1.0 - M Y = 1.0 - B B =1.0 – Y Yellow White Blue Black Red Green Cyan Magneta Magneta Cyan Green Red Blue Yellow Figure A.3: Additive colors and subtractive colors Another color model is called CMYK. Black (K) is added in the printing process because it is a more pure black than the combination of the other three colors. Pure black provides greater contrast. There is also the added impetus that black ink is cheaper than colored ink. To make the conversion from CMY to CMYK: K = min(C, M, Y) , C=C–K , M=M–K , Y=Y-K To convert from CMYK to CMY, just add the black component to the C, M, and Y components. 138 Appendix A Color Models A.2.3 HSI/HLS Since hue, saturation, and intensity (Luminance) are three properties used to describe colors, it seems logically to create a corresponding color model, HSI/HLS. When using the HSI color space, simply adjusts the hue to get the color. To change a deep red to pink, adjust the saturation. To make it darker or lighter, alter the intensity. Many applications use the HSI color model. Machine vision uses HSI color space in identifying the color of different objects. Image processing applications such as histogram operations, intensity transformations, and convolutions operate on only an image's intensity. These operations are performed much easier on an image in the HSI color space. For the HSI is modeled with cylindrical coordinates, see Figure A.4a. The hue (H) is represented as the angle θ, varying from 0o to 360o. Saturation (S) corresponds to the radius, varying from 0 to 1. Intensity (I) varies along the z axis with 0 being black and 1 being white. When S = 0, the color lays on the Black to White-axe (BW-axe) and has a gray shade according to the intensity value. When S = 1, the color is on the boundary of top cone base. The greater the saturation, the farther the color is from BW-axe (depending on the intensity). Adjusting the hue will vary the color from red at 0o, through green at 120o, blue at 240o, and back to red at 360o. When I = 0, the color is black and therefore H is undefined. When S = 0, the color is grayscale. H is also undefined in this case. By adjusting the intensity, a color can be darker or lighter. By maintaining S = 1 and adjusting I, shades of that color are created. 139 Appendix A Color Models 1.3.4 HSV/HSB HSV is stands for (Hue, Saturation Value/Brightness). The concept behind this model is similar to HSI model except that the three dimensions put together gives a volume shaped like a cone, some reducing it to a hexacone (figure A.4b). The saturation has the maximum value at brightness =1, while in HSI model it has the maximum value at lightness = 0.5. Green 120 Yellow Cyan White Red 0 Blue 240 Magneta θ θ H S Black (a) (b) Figure A.4: (a) A double cone of HSI/HLS Color Model (b) HSV/HSB model Table A.1 illustrates the difference between both HSI and HSV hue and luminance distributions. And Table A.2 illustrates the change in the saturation value in both models. An example is presented in figure A.5 to illustrate the difference between them in color image converted to both models. Hue, Saturation and Lightness/Brightness channels of the image are presented in figure A.6. As shown in the figure the lightness of HSL model is the same the gray version of the image. 140 Appendix A Color Models Change in Lum/Bright Change in Hue Hue = 0, Saturation = 1 Sat=1, Brightness=1 HSI HSB Table A.1 Hue and luminance distribution HSI saturation change HSB saturation change H = 0, L = 1, 0.5, 0.25 H = 0, B = 1, 0.5, 0.25 Table A.2 change in saturation (a) (b) (c) (d) Figure A.5 Different models representation (a) RGB (b) Gray (c) HSB (d) HSL images 141 Appendix A Color Models Figure A.6: Hue, Saturation and Lightness/Brightness channels 142 Appendix A Color Models - Converting from RGB to HSI: Given an image RGB color format, HSI components can be obtained using the following equations [26, 48]: 1 I = ( R + G + B) 3 3 S = 1− [min( R, G, B)] R+G+ B 1 [( R − G ) + ( R − B )] H = cos −1 2 ( R − G ) 2 + ( R − B)(G − B ) To convert from HSI to RGB, the process depends on which color sector H lies in. there are three sectors for H representation: For the RG sector (0○ ≤ H < 120○): 1 B = (1 − S ) 3 S cos H R = I 1 + cos(60 − H ) ° G = 1 − ( R + B) For the GB sector (120○ ≤ H < 240○): H = H − 120 ° 1 R = (1 − S ) 3 S cos H G = I 1 + ° cos(60 − H ) B = 1 − (R + G) 143 Appendix A Color Models For the BR sector (240○ ≤ H ≤ 360○): H = H − 240 ° 1 G = (1 − S ) 3 S cos H B = I 1 + ° cos(60 − H ) R = 1 − (B + G) - Converting from RGB to HSV As noticed in figure A.6, the difference between the two models appears in the saturation and intensity/brightness channels. The following equations describe how to convert from RGB to HSV: V = max( R + G + B ) max(R, G, B ) − min( R, G, B ) S= max( R, G, B) 1 [( R − G ) + ( R − B)] H = cos −1 2 ( R − G ) 2 + ( R − B)(G − B) if ( B > G ) then H = 2π − H From HSV to RGB: Set the following parameters [49]: Hi =[H/60] mod 6, q = V(1-f S), f = H/60 - Hi, p = V(1-S) t = V(1-(1-f)S), Consider the following cases and calculate the RGB components from the table: Hi=0 Hi=1 Hi=2 Hi=3 Hi=4 Hi=5 R V q p p t V G t V V q p p B p p t V V q Table A.3 RGB values from HSV 144 Appendix A Color Models A.2.5 YIQ YIQ is another color space that separates the luminance from the color information. The YIQ model is used in USA commercial color television broadcasting and is a recoding of RGB for transmission efficiency and for downward compatibility with black-and-white television. This compatibility is that black-and-white televisions only pay attention to the Y-component of the transmission, which contains relative luminance information. This Y-component is defined to be the same as the CIE Y component. This component gets the majority of the bandwidth in television broadcasting, and is thus more precise, such that black-and-white television pictures usually appear sharper than color television pictures in the U.S. Note that it (the Y parameter) gets more of the bandwidth because the human visual system is more sensitive to changes in luminance than to changes in hue or saturation. The YIQ model is a 3D Cartesian coordinate system, with the visible subset being a convex polyhedron that maps into the RGB cube. The Y component represents the luminance information, and is the only component used by black-and-white television receivers. I and Q represent the chrominance information I and Q can be thought of as a second pair of axes on the same graph, rotated 33°; I stands for in-phase, while Q stands for quadrature, referring to the components used in quadrature amplitude modulation. There are several ways to convert to/from YIQ. This is the CCIR (International Radi Consultive Committee) recommendation 601-1 and is the typical method used in JPEG compression. From RGB to YIQ: From YIQ to RGB: Y = 0.299 R + 0.587 G + 0.114 B R = Y + 0.9563 I + 0.6210 Q I = 0.5957 R − 0.2744 G − 0.3212 B G = Y − 0.2721 I − 0.6473 Q Q = 0.2114 R − 0.5226 G + 0.3111 B B = Y − 1.1070 I + 1.7046 Q 145 Appendix A Color Models A.2.6 YUV The YUV model defines a color space in terms of one luminance (luma) and two chrominance components. The YUV color model is used in the PAL, NTSC, and SECAM composite color video standards. Previous black-and-white systems used only luma (Y) information and color information (U and V) was added so that a black- and-white receiver would still be able to display a color picture as a normal black and white pictures. Y stands for the luma component (the brightness) and U and V are the chrominance (color) components. The YPbPr color model used in analog component video and its digital child YCbCr used in digital video are more or less derived from it, (Cb/Pb and Cr/Pr are deviations from gray on blue-yellow and red-cyan axes whereas U and V are blue-luminance and red-luminance differences), and are sometimes inaccurately called "YUV". The YIQ color space used in the analog NTSC television broadcasting system is related to it, although in a more complex way. To convert from RGB to YUV Y= 0.299 R + 0.587 G + 0.114 B U = − 0.14713 R − 0.28886 G + 0.436 B V= 0.615 R − 0.51499 G − 0.10001 B And to convert back to RGB R = 1.00000Y + 1.40200V G = 1.00000Y − 0.39465U − 0.58060V B = 1.00000Y + 2.03211U 146 Appendix A Color Models A.2.6 CIE Lab/lαβ The CIE, which stands for International Commission on Illumination (or Commision Internationale de l'Eclairage), in 1931, defined three standard primaries (X, Y, and Z) to replace red, green, and blue, because all visible colors could not be specified with positive values of red, green and blue components. In other words, not all visible colors can be specified in the RGB color space, at least not with positive coefficients. With this newly created X, Y, and Z primaries, all visible colors could be specified with only positive values of the primaries. The primary Y was intentionally defined to match closely to the quality of luminance of a color. Note that arbitrarily combining X, Y, and Z values can easily lead to a "color" outside the visible color spectrum. Figure A.7a shows the cone of visible colors, as well as the plane X+Y+Z=1. Lowercase x, y, and z refer to the normalized X, Y, and Z values [normalized such that x + y + z = 1, so x = X/(X+Y+Z), y = Y/(X+Y+Z), and z=Z/(X+Y+Z)]. Thus, x, y and z are on the (X + Y + Z = 1) plane of the solid of visible colors in X,Y,Z space. These lowercase letters are called chromaticity values, and a projection onto the (X,Y) plane of the (X+Y+Z=1) plane of the figure to the left is called the chromaticity diagram. On this diagram, all perceivable colors with the same chromaticity but different luminance (brightness) map into the same point. This chromaticity diagram is shown in figure A.7b, with the dot marking the "C-illuminant" (or white point), and the numbers along the boundary correspond to wavelength in nanometers. The Lab transform has recently been derived from a principal component transform of a large ensemble of hyperspectral images that represents a good cross-section of natural scenes. The resulting data representation is compact and symmetrical, and provides automatic decorrelation to higher than second order. Figure A.7c presents the XYZ after conversion to Lab. 147 Appendix A Color Models Y y 0.9 520 0.8 540 510 0.7 Green 560 0.6 500 Yellow 580 0.5 Cyan 600 0.4 490 Blue White 0.3 Red 700 X 0.2 480 Purble 0.1 400 Z x 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.7 (a) (b) Yellow Green +b L Red +a -a Cyan -b Magneta Blue (c) Figure A.7: a) XYZ space B) XYZ chromaticity diagram .c) Lab color space The actual transform is as follows [7]. First the RGB tristimulus values are converted to device independent XYZ tristimulus values. This conversion depends on the characteristics of the display on which the image was originally intended to be displayed. Because that information is rarely available, it is common practice to use a device- 148 Appendix A Color Models independent conversion that maps white in the chromaticity diagram to white in RGB space and vice versa X 0.5141 0.3239 0.1604 R Y = 0.2651 0.6702 0.0641 G (A.1) Z 0.0241 0.1228 0.8444 B The device independent XYZ values are then converted to LMS space by L 0.3897 0.6890 − 0.0787 X M = − 0.2298 1.1834 0.0464 Y (A.2) S 0.0000 0.0000 1.0000 Z Combination of (A.1) and (A.2) results in L 0.3811 0.5783 0.0402 R M = 0.1967 0.7244 0.0782 G (A.3) S 0.0241 0.1288 0.8444 B The data in this color space shows a great deal of skew, which is largely eliminated by taking a logarithmic transform: L = log L M = log M (A.4) S = log S The inverse transform from LMS cone space back to RGB space is as follows: First, the LMS pixel values are raised to the power ten to go back to linear LMS space. 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