Exemplar-Based Texture Synthesis Using Two Random Coefficients Autoregressive Models

Ayoub Abderrazak Maarouf, Fella Hachouf, Soumia Kharfouchi


Example-based texture synthesis is a fundamental topic of many image analysis and computer vision applications. Consequently, its representation is one of the most critical and challenging topics in computer vision and pattern recognition, attracting much academic interest throughout the years. In this paper, a new statistical method to synthesize textures is proposed. It consists in using two indexed random coefficients autoregressive (2D-RCA) models to deal with this problem. These models have a good ability to well detect neighborhood information. Simulations have demonstrated that the 2D-RCA models are very suitable to represent textures. So, in this work, to generate textures from an example, each original image is splitted into blocks which are modeled by the 2D-RCA. The proposed algorithm produces approximations of the obtained blocks images from the original image using the generalized method of moments (GMM). Different sizes of windows have been used. This study offers some important insights into the newly generated image. Satisfying obtained results have been compared to those given by well-established methods. The proposed algorithm outperforms the state-of-the-art approaches.

exemplar based method; GMM; local approximated images; texture synthesis; 2D-RCA models

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DOI: 10.5566/ias.2872

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Image Analysis & Stereology
EISSN 1854-5165 (Electronic version)
ISSN 1580-3139 (Printed version)