The optimal features with which to discriminate between regions and, thus, segment an image often differ depending on the nature of the image. Many real images are made up of both smooth and textured regions and are best segmented using different features in different areas. A scheme that automatically selects the optimal features for each pixel using wavelet analysis is proposed, leading to a robust segmentation algorithm. An automatic method for determining the optimal number of regions for segmentation is also developed.
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