A Test of Stationarity for Textured Images

Sarah L. Taylor, Idris A. Eckley, Matthew A. Nunes

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This article proposes a test of stationarity for random fields on a regular lattice motivated by a problem arising from texture analysis. Our approach is founded on the locally stationary two-dimensional wavelet (LS2W) process model for lattice processes that has previously been used for standard texture analysis tasks, such as texture discrimination and classification. We propose two variants of our stationarity test, both of which can be performed on a single realization—a feature of particular practical importance within texture analysis. We illustrate our approach with pilled fabric data, demonstrating that the test is capable of identifying visually subtle changes in stationarity. Supplementary material for this article is available online.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)291-301
Number of pages11
Issue number3
Early online date2 Aug 2013
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jul 2014


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