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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 1 — Jan. 8, 2007
  • pp: 62–75

Discrimination among similar looking noisy color patches using Margin Setting

Kaveh Heidary and H. John Caulfield  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 1, pp. 62-75 (2007)

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The goal of discrimination of one color from many other similar-appearing colors even when the colored objects show substantial variation or noise is of obvious import. We show how to accomplish that using a technique called Margin Setting. It is possible not only to have very low error rates but also to have some control over the types of errors that do occur. Robust spectral filtering prior to spatial pattern recognition allows subsequent filtering processes to be based on conventional coherent optical correlation that can be done monochromatically.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(100.2000) Image processing : Digital image processing
(100.2980) Image processing : Image enhancement
(330.1690) Vision, color, and visual optics : Color

ToC Category:
Image Processing

Original Manuscript: August 18, 2006
Revised Manuscript: December 9, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: December 18, 2006
Published: January 8, 2007

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Kaveh Heidary and H. John Caulfield, "Discrimination among similar looking noisy color patches using Margin Setting," Opt. Express 15, 62-75 (2007)

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