Condensed Matter Physics, 2008, vol. 11, No. 2(54), p. 293, English

Title: The Gibbs fields approach and related dynamics in image processing
  X.Descombes (Ariana, Joint group, CNRS/INRIA/UNSA, INRIA, 2004, route des Lucioles, BP93, 06902, Sophia-Antipolis Cedex, France) ,
  E.Zhizhina (Institute for Information Transmission Problems, Bolshoy Karetny per. 19, 127994 GPS-4, Moscow, Russia)

We give in the paper a brief overview of how the Gibbs fields and related dynamics approaches are applied in image processing. We discuss classical pixel-wise models as well as more recent spatial point process models in the framework of the Gibbs fields approach. We present a new multi-object adapted algorithm for object detection based on a spatial birth-and-death process and a discrete time approximation of this process.

Key words: Gibbs fields, inverse problems in image processing, stochastic dynamics, object detection, marked point processes
PACS: 05.20.Gg, 02.50.Ey, 05.10.-a,

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