Temporal Scale Spaces
2005 (English)In: International Journal of Computer Vision, ISSN 0920-5691, E-ISSN 1573-1405, Vol. 64, no 2, 97-106 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In this paper we discuss how to define a scale space suitable for temporal measurements. We argue that such a temporal scale space should possess the properties of: temporal causality, linearity, continuity, positivity, recursitivity as well as translational and scaling covariance. It is shown that these requirements imply a one parameter family of convolution kernels. Furthermore it is shown that these measurements can be realized in a time recursive way, with the current data as input and the temporal scale space as state, i.e. there is no need for storing earlier input. This family of measurement processes contains the diffusion equation on the half line (that represents the temporal scale) with the input signal as boundary condition on the temporal axis. The diffusion equation is unique among the measurement processes in the sense that it is preserves positivity (in the scale domain) and is locally generated. A numerical scheme is developed and relations to other approaches are discussed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Netherlands: Springer , 2005. Vol. 64, no 2, 97-106 p.
scale-space, temporal measurement, stable density functions, fractional diffusion
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-33683DOI: 10.1007/s11263-005-1837-8ISI: 000231696700002ScopusID: 2-s2.0-24944448316OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-33683DiVA: diva2:417092
QC 201105172011-05-152011-05-152011-05-18Bibliographically approved