Random Field Identification from a Sample. I. The Independent Case.
MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK CENTER FOR AUTOMATION RESEARCH
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Given a random field belonging to some specific class, and given a data sample generated by the random field, the author considers the problem of finding a field of the given class that approximates the field that generated the sample. This paper derives a solution to this problem for the simple case of a field consisting of independent random variables. Subsequent papers will treat other types of fields, e.g., having Markov dependencies. Numerical examples are given, showing that good approximations can be obtained based on relatively small sample sizes. In particular, this approach can be used to find random field models that generate given samples of image texture, and so can be applied to texture classification or segmentation. Author
- Statistics and Probability