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Nuno Garcia , Micael Santos , Nuno Pombo , João Redol and Susanna Spinsante


Image analysis is a well-researched area, although some open problems have still to be addressed. Deserving further investigation, we consider the problem of detecting natural or artificial areas in images. This paper describes the initial research towards this goal, based on Shannon’s concept of entropy of in-formation, as a mean to allow the detection of areas that are more irregular and thus, probably natural, or more regular, and thus probably artificial. This paper also describes the limitations of this research, and points out future research problems regarding the automatic identification of artificial and natural zones in an image.


Image analysis, Shannon Entropy