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The Plastic Coupled Map Lattice: a Novel Image‐processing Paradigm

Price, Colin ORCID:, Wambacq, P. and Oosterlinck, A. (1992) The Plastic Coupled Map Lattice: a Novel Image‐processing Paradigm. Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science, 2 (3). pp. 361-366. ISSN Print: 1054-1500 Online: 1089-7682

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Coupled map lattices (CML) can describe many relaxation and optimization algorithms currently used in image processing. We recently introduced the ‘‘plastic‐CML’’ as a paradigm to extract (segment) objects in an image. Here, the image is applied by a set of forces to a metal sheet which is allowed to undergo plastic deformation parallel to the applied forces. In this paper we present an analysis of our ‘‘plastic‐CML’’ in one and two dimensions, deriving the nature and stability of its stationary solutions. We also detail how to use the CML in image processing, how to set the system parameters and present examples of it at work. We conclude that the plastic‐CML is able to segment images with large amounts of noise and large dynamic range of pixel values, and is suitable for a very large scale integration(VLSI) implementation.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: Coupled map lattices (CML), image processing
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: College of Business, Psychology and Sport > Worcester Business School
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Depositing User: Tanya Buchanan
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2016 13:25
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:13

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