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Mean Curvature Evolution and Surface Area Scaling in Image £ltering

  • Author(s): El-Fallah, Adel
  • Ford, Gary
  • et al.

Representing the image as a surface, an inhomogeneous diffusion algorithm is developed, evolving the surface at a speed proportional to its mean curvature, reducing noise while preserving image structure. An adaptive scaling parameter increases the speed of the diffusion. The properties of a discrete algorithm are demonstrated experimentally

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