Many image-rotation invariant texture classification approaches have been presented previously. This paper proposes a novel scheme that is surface-rotation invariant. It uses the eigenvalues of a surface's gradient-space distribution as its features. Unlike the partial derivatives, from which they are computed, these eigenvalue features are invariant to surface rotation. First we show that a simple classifier using a single isotropic feature (grey-level standard deviation) is not invariant to surface rotation. Then a practical surface rotation invariant classifier that uses photometric stereo to estimate surface derivatives is developed. Results for both classifiers are presented. © 2000 IEEE.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Proceedings - International Conference on Pattern Recognition|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|