Clustering of an image by taking into account the spatial context of each pixel (besides its intensity)

Hakim Benoudjit h.benoudjit at gmail.com
Tue Nov 24 04:47:00 EST 2015


Thanks Juan, I think you're right.

I might have to read the paper on SLIC algorithm to understand how to tune 
the "compactness" parameter.

Le mardi 24 novembre 2015 01:11:45 UTC, Juan Nunez-Iglesias a écrit :
>
> Incidentally, it seems you are just doing SLIC on a non-RGB image... Which 
> SLIC supports. (skimage.segmentation.slic). The "compactness" parameter 
> changes the weighting of intensity and space.
>
> On Tue, Nov 24, 2015 at 11:19 AM, Hakim Benoudjit <h.ben... at gmail.com 
> <javascript:>> wrote:
>
>> Hi Jonas,
>>
>> Thanks for your response.
>> That's exactly what I've tried this week-end, by adding the (x, y) to 
>> gray-level intensity and giving the matrix of 3-components vector as input 
>> to k-means.
>> As for the normalization, I applied this formula to each column 
>> (intensity, x, y): (value - mean) / std_dev.
>> But, even with this normalization step, adding the (x, y) coordinates 
>> will influence the pixels on the left (resp. right) to be grouped together 
>> (See http://imgur.com/HxfkRig and original image taken from 
>> http://uk.mathworks.com/help/images/texture-segmentation-using-gabor-filters.html?refresh=true
>> ).
>>
>> Maybe I will need to find another normalization to apply of the 
>> (intensity, x, y) space.
>>
>> Le lundi 23 novembre 2015 23:53:34 UTC, Jonas Wulff a écrit :
>>>
>>> Hi Hakim,
>>>
>>> Have you tried just adding the coordinates of a pixel to its features? 
>>> For each pixel, the features would then be R,G,B,X,Y. From your 
>>> description, that seems what you're looking for.
>>>
>>> So if you have an RGB image I (so that I.shape = (height,width,3)), you 
>>> can do:
>>>
>>> y,x = np.mgrid[:height,:width]
>>> I_stacked = np.dstack((I,x,y))
>>> data = I_stacked.reshape((-1,5))
>>>
>>> ... and then use "data" as input to your clustering algorithm.
>>>
>>> You might want to scale / normalize the coordinates to fit the general 
>>> range of your color values -- but in general, this should do what I think 
>>> you're looking for.
>>>
>>> Cheers,
>>> -Jonas
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Sat, Nov 21, 2015 at 2:23 AM, Hakim Benoudjit <h.ben... at gmail.com> 
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi Juan,
>>>>
>>>> Thanks for your answer, this seems to be a nice algorithm for the 
>>>> denoising of speckle.
>>>> But actually I'm looking for an image clustering (segmentation) 
>>>> technique instead (that would take into consideration the spatial context 
>>>> of pixels).
>>>>
>>>> Le samedi 21 novembre 2015 00:47:21 UTC, Juan Nunez-Iglesias a écrit :
>>>>>
>>>>> Hey Hakim,
>>>>>
>>>>> The right answer here depends on your ultimate goal. If you're after 
>>>>> denoising, non-local means denoising (recently added to skimage) sounds 
>>>>> like exactly what you're after.
>>>>>
>>>>> Juan.
>>>>>
>>>>> On Sat, Nov 21, 2015 at 11:28 AM, Hakim Benoudjit <h.ben... at gmail.com> 
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> Hi Stéfan,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Thanks for your reponse.
>>>>>> What I'm looking for is a *spatial criteria* that encourages the *clustering 
>>>>>> algorithm* (K-means or others) to group together similar *neighbouring 
>>>>>> pixels* inside the same cluster. This will help avoid having 
>>>>>> persistent noise inside a cluster. 
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Le vendredi 20 novembre 2015 13:20:15 UTC, Hakim Benoudjit a écrit :
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Is there a clustering algorithm implemented in *scikit-image *that 
>>>>>>> perform the image clustering by taking into account the *spatial 
>>>>>>> context *of the clustered pixel (its neighbourhood), besides its *pixel 
>>>>>>> brightness*?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> For the time being, I'm clustering images by reshaping them as 
>>>>>>> vectors of pixels intensities distributions, and then performing the *K-means 
>>>>>>> *or *Gaussian mixture models* implemented in *scikit-learn*. But, 
>>>>>>> I'm looking for a image clustering technique implemented (or could be 
>>>>>>> implemented) in *scikit-image *that would consider the 
>>>>>>> neighbourhood of a pixel when classifying it.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Thanks.
>>>>>>>
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