A maximum likelihood local scale estimation principle is presented. An actual implementation of the estimation principle uses second order moments of multiple measurements at a fixed location in the image. These measurements consist of Gaussian derivatives possibly taken at several scales and/or having different derivative orders. Although the principle is applicable to a wide variety of image models, the main focus here is on the Brownian model and its use for scale selection in natural images. Furthermore, in the examples provided, the simplifying assumption is made that the behavior of the measurements is completely characterized by all moments up to second order.
Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2005, p. 146-156
First International Workshop in Deep Structure, Singularities, and Computer Vision (DSSCV), 2005