A computational model for texture analysis in images with a reaction-diffusion based filter

Document Type : Research Article


1 Laboratory (MISI), Faculty of Science and Technology, University Hassan first, Settat 26000, Morocco

2 Laboratory LAMAI, Faculty of Science and Technology, Cadi Ayyad University, Morocco


As one of the most important tasks in image processing, texture analysis is related to a class of mathematical models that characterize the spatial variations of an image. In this paper, in order to extract features of interest, we propose a reaction diffusion based model which uses the variational approach. In the first place, we describe the mathematical model, then, aiming to simulate the latter accurately, we suggest an efficient numerical scheme. Thereafter, we compare our method to literature findings. Finally, we conclude our analysis by a number of experimental results showing the robustness and the performance of our algorithm.