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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2001
  • pp: 1253–1255

High-pass filters give histograms with positive kurtosis

Eric Clarkson and Harrison H. Barrett  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 16, pp. 1253-1255 (2001)

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If we filter an ensemble of natural images with a high-pass filter, the output is a random variable. The probability density for this variable will, under fairly general assumptions, be a Gaussian scale mixture. The kurtosis for this type of distribution is always positive.

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OCIS Codes
(030.6600) Coherence and statistical optics : Statistical optics
(100.2000) Image processing : Digital image processing
(100.2960) Image processing : Image analysis

Eric Clarkson and Harrison H. Barrett, "High-pass filters give histograms with positive kurtosis," Opt. Lett. 26, 1253-1255 (2001)

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