Stochastic Modelling and Applied Probability

Image Analysis, Random Fields and Markov Chain Monte Carlo Methods

A Mathematical Introduction

Authors: Winkler, Gerhard

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This second edition of G. Winkler's successful book on random field approaches to image analysis, related Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods, and statistical inference with emphasis on Bayesian image analysis concentrates more on general principles and models and less on details of concrete applications. Addressed to students and scientists from mathematics, statistics, physics, engineering, and computer science, it will serve as an introduction to the mathematical aspects rather than a survey. Basically no prior knowledge of mathematics or statistics is required.
The second edition is in many parts completely rewritten and improved, and most figures are new. The topics of exact sampling and global optimization of likelihood functions have been added.

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From the reviews of the second edition:

"This book is concerned with a probabilistic approach for image analysis, mostly from the Bayesian point of view, and the important Markov chain Monte Carlo methods commonly used in this approach. … this book will be useful, especially to researchers with a strong background in probability and an interest in image analysis. The author has presented the theory with rigor … . he doesn’t neglect applications, providing numerous examples of applications to illustrate the theory and an abundant bibliography pointing to more detailed related work." (Pham Dinh Tuan, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2004 c)

"Based on the Baysian approach the author focuses on the principles of classical image analysis rather than on applications and implementations. Little mathematical knowledge is needed to read the book, thus it is well suited for lectures on image analysis." (Ch. Cenker, Monatshefte für Mathematik, Vol. 146 (4), 2005)


Table of contents (22 chapters)

Table of contents (22 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Image Analysis, Random Fields and Markov Chain Monte Carlo Methods
Book Subtitle
A Mathematical Introduction
Authors
Series Title
Stochastic Modelling and Applied Probability
Series Volume
27
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-55760-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-55760-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-44213-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-62911-2
Series ISSN
0172-4568
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XVI, 387
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